Kathryn Smith

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  • Annual cultivated margins
  • Arable
  • Bats
  • Dry stone walls
  • Enhancing improved grassland
  • Existing wildlife habitats
  • Farmed area
  • Field boundaries
  • Flower-rich grassland
  • Flower-rich habitats
  • Hedgehogs
  • Hedges
  • Mountain, hill and moorland
  • Permanent wildflower margins and corners
  • Rotational legume and herb-rich swards
  • Rotational legume and herb-rich swards
  • Scrub
  • Seed-rich habitats
  • Soil health
  • Sown pollinator areas
  • Trees
  • Uncategorised
  • Wet features
  • Wildflower-rich grassland creation
  • Wildflower-rich grassland restoration
  • Wildflower-rich meadows
  • Wildflower-rich pastures
  • Woodland

Case study: Are herbal leys good for bumblebees?

A new study by Bumblebee Conservation Trust  Introduction Herbal leys (also called multi-species leys) contain a mix of grasses, legumes and herbs, and provide diverse forage for grazing animals. Research...
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Planning woodland and tree management on an arable farm

RSPB Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire; 181 ha arable farm Aims RSPB Hope Farm seeks to restore biodiversity, whilst maintaining productivity and profitability. As part of this, the RSPB is seeking nature-positive...
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Helping water voles on your land

Author: People's Trust for Endangered Species Water voles are found throughout the UK. They can thrive in many different wetland habitats in both the lowlands and uplands, such as ditches,...
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Saving the cirl bunting from extinction in the UK

Author: Lynne Roberts A desperate situation The Cirl Bunting is the UK's rarest farmland bird. Having once been widespread in southern England and Wales, the UK population of Cirl Buntings...
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Dairy farm creating a buzz

Authors: Gethin Davies (RSPB), Anna Hobbs (BBCT), Stuart Taylor (farmer, Argoed) Dairying can be a challenging sector for farmers and wildlife. Small margins have driven increasing scale, efficiency and specialisation,...
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Managing hedges for pollinators

Author: Steven Falk It's easy to be dismissive of insects, yet about one-third of all the food we consume has required a pollinator to put it there, and by pollinator,...
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Introducing Fair to Nature – a new partner for Farm Wildlife

When we developed the Farm Wildlife approach, we wanted to make sure that the advice was not only simple to follow, but based on the latest evidence so that it...
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New research: What limits bumblebee populations on farmland?

Authors: Dr Tom Timberlake and Prof Jane Memmott  A new study by Tom Timberlake and colleagues at the University of Bristol shows how important late summer flowers and rural gardens...
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Case study: Insecticide-free arable farming

Author: Martin Lines Farm: Papley Grove Farm, Cambridgeshire: 160 ha farmed in-house plus 360 ha contract farmed (c) Martin Lines Aims: In 2013, my agronomist recommended...
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Case Study: British dung beetles – here to help

Author: Ceri Watkins, Co-Founder of Dung beetle UK Mapping Project Species: Dung beetles Why is farmland important for these species? There are approximately 60 species of dung beetle in the...
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