Case studies

Category : Flower-rich habitats

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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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Cultivated margins

Cultivated Margins helping arable weeds and Turtle Doves to thrive By John Secker, Glebe Farm Cultivated margin with Common poppy, Bladder campion and White campion. Nothing is sown in these...
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How many pollinators visit your farm – and why are they important?

Brown-banded Carder Bumblebee at Sheepdrove Farm (c) Martin Harvey Catherine Jones from Farm Wildlife highlights why pollinating insects are so important for farming and wildlife on farmland, and recommends a...
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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: Pasture for Pollinators

Authors: Owain Rowlands ( Menter a Busnes ) & Anna Hobbs ( Bumblebee Conservation Trust )   Welsh dairy farmers and bumblebees don’t normally crop up in the same context...
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Case Study: Adding Value to Chalk Grasslands: Creating Chalk Banks to benefit butterflies and other insects.

Author: Lynne Roberts . Farm: The RSPB’s Manor Farm, Newton Tony, Wiltshire Aims and setting: Manor Farm is a 296 ha working farm strategically placed between two of the largest...
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Case Study: Using hay strewing as a technique to create species-rich grassland

Author: Jennifer Palmer Farm: High Burnham Farm, Epworth Aims High Burnham is a large (+300ha) arable farm.  As part of the RSPB's Axholme and Idle Farmland Bird Initiative¹ (Lincolnshire), an opportunity...
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Case Study: Using unharvested cereal headlands combined with cultivated margins on heavy land

Author: Martin Lines Farm: Papley Grove Farm, Cambridgeshire Aims: Using options that need spring establishment can be difficult on heavy land. We wanted to find a way of providing conservation management...
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Case Study: Managing for wildlife in Caithness

Author: Katy Malone Farm: Todholes Farm, Caithness Todholes Farm is a 170ha lowland livestock farm in Caithness, where Ian Campbell raises prize winning beef cattle and sheep. Ian Campbell took...
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