Late last year we received welcome news that we were successful with our application to the Welsh Government Woodland Investment Grant (TWIG). Since then we have had a very busy winter developing the site and making some essential improvements. We were awarded a grant of over £30,000 for our TWIG ‘Woodland Access and Inclusion’ project. … Continue reading The Winter we TWIGged on!
Aline Denton began volunteering for nature at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre in the late 1990’s and has recently returned after a short break. Here she explains more about her volunteer role, and highlights some of the other volunteering opportunities at Denmark Farm. I first started volunteering at Denmark Farm in the late 1990s after an … Continue reading Volunteering for Nature
We’re really excited to have had 3 separate sightings of woodcock at Denmark Farm recently – each in a different part of the reserve, so we may have several birds here. The woodcock is a highly secretive and largely nocturnal wading bird which spends most of the day in dense cover – so we are … Continue reading Winter Woodcock Sightings
News just in, from a breeding bird survey carried out at Denmark Farm this spring … Our surveyor, Ian Morris, found that 199 pairs of birds are using our 40 acres to breed and he recorded a total of 45 different species. Studies undertaken in previous years have suggested that the number of birds here is … Continue reading Tweeting and Twittering
Our seasonal management team of Highland cattle have just arrived. They munch our grasslands in just the right way to encourage a myriad of wildlife – tackling tougher plants so that others can thrive, and leaving uneven tussocks of grass where wildlife can overwinter. They thrive on our unfertilised, organic pastures and help to maintain Denmark Farm’s wonderful habitat mosaic. … Continue reading Munching Managers Are Back!