Case studies

Category : Field boundaries

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  • Annual cultivated margins
  • Bats
  • Dry stone walls
  • 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
  • Sown pollinator areas
  • Trees
  • Uncategorised
  • Wet features
  • Wildflower-rich grassland creation
  • Wildflower-rich grassland restoration
  • Wildflower-rich meadows
  • Wildflower-rich pastures
  • Woodland

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,...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

Case Study: Managing hedges on an extended rotation – Using an excavator mounted finger bar and tree shear

Author: Fraser Hugill: Throstle Nest Farm, Sproxton, North Yorkshire The Management Challenge In recent years I have taken over the management of the family farm. The farm business consists of...

Case Study: Providing food and shelter for invertebrates in Autumn

Author: Catherine Jones, Buglife As the days continue to shorten, temperatures drop and the morning frosts start to appear, the value of autumnal vegetation for wildlife should not be underestimated....

Case Study: Helping hedgehogs on farmland

Author: Nida Al-Fulaij, Grants Manager, People’s Trust for Endangered Species Species: Hedgehog Why is farmland important for this species? Hedgehogs are found throughout the UK in all habitats. They have...

Case Study : Bumper crops from hedgerows

Author: Jo Terry Farm: Upper Hollowfields Farm, Worcestershire Aims: Upper Hollowfields is a mixed farm with arable crops and cattle/sheep grazing the grassland areas. The hedgerow pattern contributes to the historic...

Case Study: Delivering for yellowhammers in Northern Ireland

Author: Robert Maxwell Farm: Ballyhornan, Down Aims: Wild bird cover and the retention of winter stubbles were chosen to help provide adequate feeding opportunities for priority seed-eating bird species such...