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Which flowers are the best source of nectar?

There is growing evidence that both domestic honeybees and wild pollinators are in trouble, and the many wildflowers that depend on them for pollination are also declining. But are pollinator declines driving flower losses or vice versa? Or are other

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Simon’s Blog: Bring in the new

Have you noticed something different recently? Days are longer certainly, but anything else? I have and it is rather magnificent! A promise of return has been fulfilled and our glorious summer migrants are arriving on mass, you may have noticed

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Managing our wildflower area at Conservation Grade HQ

Back in September 2013 we were excited to be finally sowing our new wildflower area at our office in Cambridgeshire. The 250 metre long strip borders an arable field right outside our office window and is made up of three

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Simon’s Blog: Inaugural Bird Migration & Nature Festival at Huerta Grande

On the last weekend of March, I attended the first ever Bird Migration & Nature Festival of the Strait of Gibraltar at Huerta Grande and it was great to see friends and supporters of Conservation Grade. At the festival I was

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Bats – How do they use farmland habitats?

We are involved in a pioneering research project aimed at identifying how bat populations are using farmland habitats. The project, which is joint initiative between Conservation Grade (CG), the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust (PCT), the University of East Anglia (UEA) and

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Encouraging a wildflower habitat at the CG office

This week we have sown a wildflower seed mix in a wide strip adjacent to the driveway to the Conservation Grade office. The seed was dribbled on to a fine, weed free seedbed and all it needs now is some

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