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Trees and cattle combine to boost upland wildlife

A case study from Tarnhouse Farm by Ian Ryding, farmland warden Tarnhouse Farm is one of two large upland farms in the North Pennines that form RSPB Geltsdale Nature reserve....

Restoring “ghost ponds”

Resurrected ghost pond (c) Carl Sayer Resurrecting Ghost Ponds by the UCL Pond Restoration Research Group and Norfolk Ponds Project A 'ghost pond' is an old pond lost to in-filling....

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,...

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...

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: Reversion of arable land to lowland chalk grassland

Author: Lynne Roberts:  The RSPB’s Manor Farm, Newton Tony, Wiltshire Aims and setting Chalk grassland is one of the richest landscapes for wildlife in the UK and is a habitat...

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...