Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Promoting wetland birds

I had the chance to visit a farm in Herefordshire where they are seeking to promote wetland birds by creating a series of wet areas and scrapes. this will promote the insects that the birds feed on encouraging them to nest and bring up their young. Interesting project!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Bird walk and talk

2We are holding a “Bird Walk and Talk” at Hill Farm, Castle Frome on Saturday 16th May 2009. Meet at 6.15 am for a 6.30 start. The guided farm walk will take around 60 - 90 minutes and involve some uphill stretches. Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Tickets: Adults £5.00 and Children £2.50 to include Breakfast rolls and tea or coffee. Further details: contact Louise Manning on 01531 640821. Proceeds in aid of St Michael and All Angels Church, Castle Frome

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Spring is coming

In my walks on the farm over the last week there are so many signs of Spring being just around the corner - the trees are starting to bud with leaves, we have two brave dafodils out on the drive and I found one equally brave primrose brightening up the wood. It is such a time of renewal and it is great to be so close to nature at this time of year.