Saturday, 25 July 2009

Butterflies


Another photo - catching a butterfly unawares.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Monday, 20 July 2009

Conservation Headland




These photos are of a conservation headland in the wheat - a margin between the hedge and the crop.

Cover crops are changing











The cover crops have changed a lot in just a few weeks - check them out.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Bees in the garden




There were a myriad of bees in the garden - check out the photos

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Butterflies




Walking on the farm with the camera I spied these two types of butterfly on the cover crops that we have planted. The brightly coloured tortoiseshell and the white butterfly. The cover crops were alive with white butterflies about twenty flying around ... a beautiful site.

Cover crop plots in July







Just a few short weeks and the cover crops have changed completely. The mustard and the fodder radish are now producing pods of seeds.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Mustard attracts insects



We have planted mustard in two fields to try and improve the soil structure. We won't have a crop to harvest this year but hopefully it will help to improve the soil for next year. The ladybirds, bees and butterflies seem to be very happy though.

Field margins





The edges of our fields we have left for nature - they are abundant in grasses and wild flowers - so beautiful