Winter jobs for wildlife (and people!)

Here at Denmark Farm we have been busy finishing-off some winter wildlife jobs, with the help of our enthusiastic volunteers.  Before the end of March approaches, there’s still time to finish a few similar jobs in  your own garden or local patch.

  • Aberystwyth Conservation volunteers have been stacking wood from our recently coppiced hedge – all sorts of wildlife might nest, shelter or hibernate in there in the future.

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  • Large piles of brash may also attract nesting birds so move them now if you need to!
  • Volunteers have also been cutting the young willow beds around our new Wetland Treatment System – next year we hope to have enough for a basketry course!

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  • There’s also just enough time to plant bare root, wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs. At Llanafan, Aberystwyth Conservation Volunteers have helped us plant a new wildlife hedge and apple trees as part of our Big Lottery Funded Wildlife Where You Live project. The bees and birds will love the results – and, hopefully, local people too!

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  • Prune late flowering shrubs and climbers such buddleias for maximum flowers (pollen and nectar) for pollinators and fruit for birds and mammals.

After all this hard work, don’t forget to take some time out to sit and admire your garden or visit your nearest park or countryside.  Local people in  Ciliau Aeron can now take in this view of the lake from their very own bench, made and carved by ‘Wildlife Where you Live‘ participants:

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