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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

Case Study: Using ELS to maximise wildlife benefits in the Fens

Author: Steve Pinder Farm: Greeves Farm, Cambridgeshire I am a County Council tenant farmer. I grow winter wheat, beet, rape, and potatoes. I used to grow plots of miscanthus as game...
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Case Study: Establishing a nectar mix on chalk in the Yorkshire Wolds

Author: Chris Tomson Farm: Towthorpe Manor Farm Aims: Towthorpe Manor Farm is a 242ha arable farm with chalk dales grazed with native breed cattle. There is a small shoot with...
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Case Study: Wet grassland and rush management for breeding waders

Author: Gavin Thomas Farm: Chipping Moss, Leagram Estate, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire Aims: The primary aim was to restore upland in-bye wet grassland for breeding lapwings, redshanks, oystercatchers, snipe and curlews....
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Case Study: Buffer strips on intensive grassland

Author: Robert Kynaston Farm: Great Wollaston Farm, Shropshire Aims: Two and six metre grass margins have been established in fields with arable cropping as part of the rotation. Margins were established...
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Case Study: A farmland bird package on limestone soils

Author: Jeff Platts Farm: Hazelmere Farm, Creswell, Derbyshire Aims: To provide summer insect food and seed food over winter for seed-eating birds, particularly targeting grey partridges and tree sparrows, and...
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Case Study: Cultivated margins

  Author: Nicholas Watts Farm: Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire Aims: The aim was to create an insect-rich foraging habitat for farmland birds. I farm on fertile peat soils, so effective control...
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Case Study: Skylark Plots

Author: Ian DillonFarm: Grange Farm, Cambridgeshire Aims: We include two skylark plots per hectare in all winter cereal fields on the farm as an easy means of supporting skylark numbers on...
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Case Study: Wild flower margins

Author: Nicholas Watts Farm: Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire Aims: The aim was to boost insect food for farmland birds through the summer. The farm is on peat soils in the Lincolnshire...
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