The Shared Earth Trust is a small independent charity which was set up in 1987. The aim was to restore 40 acres of what was once an intensively managed farm with little wildlife into a variety of habitats which are now a haven for wildlife. In fact, over the last year or so we have … Continue reading Where the Small Things are
A MIXED PICTURE FOR THE BREEDING BIRDS OF DENMARK FARM Guest blogpost written by Ian Morris This year a total of 36 species of bird were detected during a series of surveys. This compares with 39 in 2016 and 45 in 2012. The overall total number of breeding pairs has also declined very slightly over … Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the not so Ugly!
A special guest blog post by Richard Bambrey What’s That Box? It’s not a funny new kind of bird box! It is in fact a bait box for honeybees that has been put up at Denmark Farm. Why? For many years it has been assumed that the British black bee (Apis mellifera mellifera or AMM) … Continue reading A little black bee experiment
A SANCTUARY FOR WILDLIFE This is an article our own Jon Sayer (Trustee, volunteer, biscuit-eater) wrote for Lampeter’s local publication “Grapevine”. Their subject for this May’s edition was “Environmental Impact”. It would be a shame for all you good people who don’t live in our lovely part of the world to miss out. The words … Continue reading Environmental Impact
The Proclaimers once sang about walking 500 miles and then, if that wasn’t enough, apparently wanted to “walk 500 more”. Whilst the melody was great, the idea was plainly ridiculous. Obviously what they meant to sing was “If I could walk ten and a half miles, and I could walk ten and a half more, … Continue reading Walking for Wildlife – 21 miles or bust!