Nature on the Farm

We are working very hard to run the farm in such a way that encourages nature to thrive along side the farming enterprise. The wetland areas that are naturally spring fed provide habitat suitable for birds and mammals. These areas are fenced off and are only lightly grazed by a few sheep each year.

The farm is run in a very traditional way minimising impact on the land and landscape, and working in harmony with nature.

We have a large number of species of birds and mammals on the farm many of which can be observed very closely.

On the ponds we see Mallard, Widgeon, Teal, Grey Lag Geese, Canada Geese, Herons. Around the wet areas we see oyster catchers.

We also have a small woodland area comprising a range of trees such as Ash, Oak, Hawthorn, Holly, Pine, Sycamore, Beech, Birch etc. This area is also managed to encourage wildlife. We have nesting boxes suitable for small and large birds. In the woodland we often see and hear woodpeckers.

Some species are managed (such as corvids) in order to provide greater survival rates for the smaller more vulnerable species.

Mammals commonly seen on the farm are Hares, Rabbits and Moles. Roe deer can often be seen in the wood.

We normally have a pair of nesting buzzards in the wood.