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Abundance of butterflies at Hainey Farm

Ecologist, John Day, from the RSPB, undertook a butterfly survey at the Fair to Nature accredited Hainey Farm, in Cambridgeshire at the end of July. The survey is a snap-shot of the butterflies that make use of the wonderful variety

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Barn Owls are thriving at mushroom farm

2019 has been a successful year for Barn Owls on the Fair to Nature accredited May Farm, near Ely, Cambridgeshire. May Farm is the site of Littleport Mushrooms, which is part of the G’s Group and grows mushrooms for major

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What do bees need?

It’s Bees Needs Week! This annual event is organised by the Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as part of England’s National Pollinator Strategy. Various events are going on around the country to celebrate and promote what

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What’s in my patch?

It’s the time of year when some of our Fair to Nature farmers are sowing their wildflower mixes. The best sowing time is mid August to mid September but this clashes with the busy harvest of cereal crops so there

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Urgent action needed to save iconic bird on the brink

Operation Turtle Dove renews appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of turtle doves’ continuing decline In light of the latest report (2015) on the findings of the annual UK Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), Operation Turtle Dove,

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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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Bringing the buzz back to the British countryside

A guest blog by Chloe Hardman, Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER), University of Reading. I find it fascinating to watch bumblebees at work; flitting from flower to flower with bundles of pollen on their legs.  Sometimes

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