Monthly Archives: January 2017

Big Farmland Bird Count

Hot on the heels of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count takes place between the 3rd and 12th February. The Trust started the Big Farmland Bird Count in 2014 to highlight

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Feeding garden birds

Supplementary feeding of the birds in your garden helps them to survive periods of natural food shortage and severe winter weather, and gives them a better chance of being in peak condition for breeding. It is also a very pleasurable

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Fair to Nature farmers are winners

Fair to Nature farmers don’t just do great things for biodiversity on their land. They aim for sustainability in all aspects of their businesses. This has been highlighted in the Fresh Produce Journal’s UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards 2016, where

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Managing hedgerows

It’s the time of year when farmers’ thoughts turn to the management of their hedgerows. The winter crops have been drilled and there’s a bit of a lull in the arable farmer’s schedule before the spring field work begins. What

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