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Volunteering for Nature

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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 […]

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BioBlitz

Buzzing about BioBlitz

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You may be asking ‘what is a BioBlitz?’ Well, it’s a day of recording all of the various species of wildlife found. This is what we have recently done at Denmark Farm on Sunday 28th July 2019. What a fantastic day we all had! We worked closely with West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre (WWBIC) who […]

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The Good, the Bad and the not so Ugly!

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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 […]

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Pine marten

Meet K(16)2, Denmark Farm’s newest recruit…

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Guest Blog Post by Josie Bridges of The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT). I am incredibly pleased that Denmark Farm have agreed to adopt one of our Pine martens, and as one of their closest they have decided upon K(16)2. In the coming months they will be running a competition to give him or her a […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful (part 1 – birdsong)

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Despite relentless rain we can gain great hope from the gradually lengthening days and a few early snowdrops emerging from the sodden ground. With black Friday and blue Monday now behind us it is time to shake off any glumness and find a tonic to cheer yourself up. Pull on your wellies and go out […]

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The latest buzz about summer wildlife…

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Summer is most definitely here, and if you prefer to be out and about in the countryside rather than sipping chilled Pimms in a deck chair, there  are a number of wildlife surveys you can take part in (some can even be done while sitting in a deck chair!) . Starting on 20th July until […]

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A helping hand for wildlife

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There are lots of opportunities to provide a helping hand to wildlife this Spring, and here are just a few suggestions to get you started.   If you’re aged between 13 and 25, or know someone who is, how about becoming a ‘Hedgehog Champion’?  The Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)  is asking people to become […]

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Go Nuts for Dormice in Bont (Part 2)

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…the ‘Great Nut Hunt’. We’ve checked-out their habitat, we’ve made them nest boxes… it’s now time to look for signs of dormice in Coed Dolgoed. So come along and join us on Saturday 8th December at 2 pm at Coed Dolgoed, Pontrhydfendigaid for  a ‘Great Nut Hunt’ with Dr Jenny Macpherson of the Vincent Wildlife […]

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Tweeting and Twittering

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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 […]

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‘Wildlife Where you Live’ in Autumn

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Our ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ communities have had an active summer of wildlife surveys and nature walks, discovering bats in Aberarth, butterflies in Llanafan, and a bevy of bugs in Llangybi with ‘Phil the Bugman’! Llangybi bug hunt The programme continues its momentum into autumn, with a fungal foray in Aberarth (and the possibility of […]

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Hunt for the Harvest Mouse

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On Saturday 14th July, we welcome Jenny Macpherson from the Vincent Wildlife Trust to Denmark Farm for a harvest mouse workshop. Jenny is involved with the  ‘Mammals in a Sustainable Environment’ project which is aiming to get a fuller picture of what is happening with mammals in Wales by carrying out monitoring and survey work for a […]

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Flit over to Denmark Farm for our Big Butterfly Count

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July sees the start of Butterfly Conservation’s BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT. This nationwide survey, running from 14th July to 5th August aims to help Butterfly Conservation assess the health of our environment. To prepare yourself for this butterfly bonanza, why not flit over to Denmark Farm on 8th July to take part in our own summer […]

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Make YOUR Nature Count

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This week (2 – 10 June), the RSPB launch  ‘Make Your Nature Count’, the UK’s largest garden wildlife survey. We are holding our own ‘Make your Nature Count’ event at Denmark Farm on Sunday 10th June at 2 pm to celebrate Wales Biodiversity week.   Come along and help us with the survey in our own wildlife garden. If […]

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Pop Goes the Weasel!

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Our next Big Wildlife Watch event is on May 12th at 2 pm, when Jenny MacPherson from the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT)  shares her knowledge of stoats and weasels, and demonstrates how to set up baited hair tubes to detect them. Weasel (photo by Frank Greenaway)  Following this free workshop, there will be opportunities to […]

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Helping People to Help Wildlife

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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 […]

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Join us for ‘Wildlife Where you Live’

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Our ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ programme  is moving  apace, with nearly 15 events so far this summer and lots more to come. Our community wildlife groups  in Ceredigion have been discovering a whole range of wildlife on their doorsteps – from green-winged orchids in Llangeitho to pondlife in Ciliau Aeron and a vast variety of  fascinating creatures living in the […]

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Discover Wildlife Where you Live

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Pond-dipping near Cilcennin Wildlife Where you Live (WWYL) is a three-year programme co-ordinated by Denmark Farm. The project works with local communities in Ceredigion to help them find out more about the wildlife and habitats around them, and to identify and implement environmental improvements. 8 communities are involved so far:  Cilcennin, Cilau Aeron, Pontrhydfendigaid, Llandewi Brefi, Llanafan, Llangeitho, Llanilar and […]

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