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’
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, near Lampeter, is calling for four more Ceredigion communities to put their names forward if they want to work together to improve the local environment, for wildlife and for their enjoyment. ‘Wildlife Where You Live’ (WWYL), which is managed by Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, helps people to identify and implement environmental … Continue reading Helping People to Help Wildlife
Merry Christmas from Denmark Farm… …don’t forget our nature trails are open every day except 25 December. You are also welcome to join us for a short guided walk from 2 to 3.30 on Saturday 14 January, followed by the all important tea and biscuits! We will keep to reasonably level paths and aim to … Continue reading Nadolig Llawen oddi wrth Fferm Denmark…
This strange-looking object was found amongst the leaf litter by a keen-eyed volunteer during our recent Great Nut Hunt (thanks Sue!). This is the cross-section picture after cutting it in half. It may not look like much in this photo and as of yet it has not been formally identified to an exact species. However we … Continue reading If you go down to the woods today – you never know what you might find!
On Saturday 19th November, from 2-4pm, the first ever Great Nut Hunt will take place at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, near Lampeter. Signs of dormice have recently been found at Denmark Farm and nest boxes have been erected to help conservationists monitor these rare animals. However, dormice also open hazel nuts in a distinctive way and, … Continue reading Go Nuts For Dormice!