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The Barn Owl – a silent hunter

Fair to Nature Farm Conservation Adviser, Kevin Rylands, looks at how farmers and landowners can help the barn owl… Gliding silently across pastures at dusk, barn owls are one of the most iconic sights in our countryside. You never forget

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The benefits of Spring crops and Summer fallow

Fair to Nature farm conservation adviser, Kevin Rylands, sees the benefits to wildlife of Spring crops and Summer fallow… The recent spell of drier weather has been warmly welcomed, especially by arable farm (although some rain wouldn’t go amiss! With

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Rare Pallid Harrier on Fair to Nature Farm

Birds are without doubt among the most fascinating and exciting groups of inhabitants in our world. One of the many reasons is because they transverse our planet through migrations, moving on mass or individually and yet sometimes, rarely, it can

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Save 20 percent …of Nature!

Research conducted by the University of Reading (and partly funded by Conservation Grade) published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology found that Fair to Nature farms support 20 percent more plant and butterfly species than conventionally managed farms. However organic farms

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Competition Time with PamPurredPets & Fair to Nature

Our Species of the Month is the Hazel Dormouse and to fit with the small mammal theme, pet care retailers PamPurredPets are offering a superb prize for any pet rabbits out there. But first, here’s a bit about them and why they

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Our Response for Nature

The Response for Nature report, produced by 26 nature organisations, including the RSPB, National Trust and Wildlife Trusts, was launched last Tuesday by broadcaster and naturalist Steve Backshall. It firmly outlines 10 key proposals on how the government, together with each and every

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Competition Time: Win a squirrel hotel and £25 to spend at The Tomato Stall

This competition has now ended but please read on to find out about our good friends at The Tomato Stall! It’s competition time! Our Fair to Nature friends at The Tomato Stall are offering a squirrel ‘hotel’ and £25 to

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Steve’s Leaves helping to save the Turtle Dove through Fair to Nature farming

Our Species of the Month for May was the Turtle Dove. These dainty little doves are currently on their way back to Europe from their wintering quarters in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we have a guest blog from Jason Cassar de

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Plants are important too!

How often do you consider plants when you think about nature conservation? Endearing little mammals like hedgehogs or dormice, or perhaps the hairy bumblebee are probably the first things that spring to mind, but with the intensification of farming, many

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Simon’s Blog: Two things you can do for them

When I close my eyes at night all I see is moths…honestly!   I’ve become totally immersed with this part of the Lepidoptera clan recently after late nights and early mornings inspecting my light trap. It’s unbelievable how moths are regularly described

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