A recent highlight at Denmark Farm was the sighting of a kingfisher from the lakeside hide. At this time of year, juveniles are looking for territories of their own and can often turn up in gardens and local ponds in the hope of a quick snack. The lakeside hide provides an excellent viewing point, with the entrance to the hide concealed … Continue reading Season’s Tweetings!
A recent article written by By George Monbiot, and published in the Guardian states that “A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom.” It continues “What is the best way to knacker a child’s education? Force him or her to spend too long in the classroom. …An overview of research into … Continue reading Helping to ‘Rewild the Child’
The welcome at Denmark Farm just got even warmer! New visitors to Denmark Farm could often be found wandering around the car park looking faintly puzzled and wondering what to do next, until they found a friendly staff member or spotted the noticeboard. Those days are now gone, as we have recently built and kitted-out a … Continue reading We’ll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside…
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