Caring for Birds this winter

There are roughly 574 known species of wild birds found in the UK all with their own distinct characteristics. The sweet sound of birdsong in the morning is often a sound taken for granted and it would be greatly missed if it were to disappear; let alone the impact on the environment and ecosystem ifContinue reading “Caring for Birds this winter”

Growing Vegetables throughout the Seasons – guest post by Michelle Whyte

Your enjoyment of fresh vegetables should never be interrupted by seasons. Spring and fall are two notorious seasons affecting the veggies supply and the arrival of frost in the fall signals gardeners to hang their gardening gloves. What gardeners and the general public may not know is that it’s actually possible to grow veggies inContinue reading “Growing Vegetables throughout the Seasons – guest post by Michelle Whyte”

BTO Wetland Bird Survey – February

A dodgy knee meant that I wasn’t able to join the local survey at the Naze last weekend, but for the purposes of the count, here were the results (18th February 2018): Grey Lag 7 Brent Goose 42 Canada Goose 2 Mallard 10 Wigeon c.20 Teal 28 Shoveler 30 Shelduck 5 Little Egret 1 LapwingContinue reading “BTO Wetland Bird Survey – February”

Quick Report on Sentry Conference and general catch up post

Sunday afternoon has arrived and I’ve finally been able to sit down to settle into writing a blog post. I can’t quite believe how quickly this winter has been ticking along and although I’m quite far through my list of winter tasks on the farm the end isn’t quite in sight. Last week there wasContinue reading “Quick Report on Sentry Conference and general catch up post”

Book review: ‘Rewild: the art of returning to nature’ by Nick Baker

Nick Baker has described ‘Rewild‘ as his ‘first proper grown up book’, having previously mostly written nature guides for children. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and would recommend it, but I must admit that I had expected more ‘rewilding’ (as I know it and think about it) within its pages. For this isn’t really aContinue reading “Book review: ‘Rewild: the art of returning to nature’ by Nick Baker”