Today is our last post on this site as we have now merged our blog/news pages with our lovely new website at www.denmarkfarm.org.uk
We will still be writing regular news posts and all subscribers have been relocated to the new site so all will continue to receive them. I hope that you have enjoyed reading our blog over the past six months or so and many thanks to you that have commented and subscribed.
The new site includes some exciting new features which should make it easier for you to find out information, learn whats on offer and book your places on our extensive range of conservation, natural craft and sustainable living courses as well as activity days for children, eco camping and updates about our community programme ‘Wildlife Where You Live’.
Please make a point of visiting our site and subscribing if you haven’t already done so or better still visit us for real and be part of Denmark Farm Conservation Centre in 2012.
Early signs of Spring are all around us this year. The rich habitat of Denmark Farm is no exception with Tree Creepers already heard calling.
We are looking forward to running a Bird Identification course here at Denmark Farm from 20-22 April 2012. More information about this course plus our complete 2012 programme consisting of 37 conservation, craft and sustainable living courses will be live on our new website next week. Please come back then or better still subscribe (by clicking on the subscribe button on the left) to receive automatic updates.
Why not fulfil your New Year’s resolution to get more fresh air and exercise, by joining us for a guided walk at Denmark Farm on Saturday 14th January.
This short walk will take place from 2 to 3.30 pm, followed by the all important tea and biscuits!
We will keep to reasonably level paths and aim to see some of the main features of Denmark Farm within a short walking distance of the Centre.
Come prepared for the outdoors (there will be an indoor presentation if the weather is very bad).
Please rsvp by 12th January so we can organise teas!
Roundhouse shelter at Denmark Farm
Merry Christmas from Denmark Farm…
…don’t forget our nature trails are open every day except 25 December.
You are also welcome to join us for a short guided walk from 2 to 3.30 on Saturday 14 January, followed by the all important tea and biscuits!
We will keep to reasonably level paths and aim to see some of the main features within a short walking distance from the carpark.
Llanddewi Brefi Green Dragon Project – part of Wildlife Where You Live
Working in partnership with Llanddewi Village Hall Committee, the WWYL Green Dragon project aims to redevelop an underused area of conifer plantation skirting the recreation field. The natural and structural elements of the Dragon are already present in the form of a gnarled old tree, stone faced bank and overgrown hedge.
The project will restore and enhance these to raise the dragon! Working alongside experienced facilitators, local people will create a range of wildlife friendly features, such as: walled hedge bank restored to form the body and scales of the dragon, outgrown coppice cut back to regrow and form the backbone green spines, redundant stones rearranged to form the legs and talons and a new path made from wood waste chippings to link the dragon to a seating area. There will also be opportunities to make bird and bat boxes and carved interpretation panels for the site.
If you live near Llandewi Brefi and would like to be part of this project, please Contact Us for further information. Why not ‘like’ our Wildlife Where You Live Facebook page to keep up to date with all our WWYL news?
With thanks to Dolly Schwenk for creating this design.
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre is now completely powered by the sun!
Our existing Solar Hot Water System has now been augmented by 4KW of Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels supplying all our electricity needs (whilst the sun is shining).
The Solar PV was installed by local firm Caron Alternative Energy. Caron employees have heroically worked through recent rain and gales to install our system just in time for us to receive the higher rate Feed In Tariff.
Solar PV is just a small part of our move towards a more sustainable Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, utilising renewables and allowing us to become less dependent on grant aid. Watch this space as we report on further elements of this over the forthcoming months.
This strange-looking object was found amongst the leaf litter by a keen-eyed volunteer during our recent Great Nut Hunt (thanks Sue!). This is the cross-section picture after cutting it in half.
It may not look like much in this photo and as of yet it has not been formally identified to an exact species. However we are fairly certain that it is a truffle and the first one to be found at Denmark Farm.
This just goes to show that you never know what you might find whilst out and about as long as you keep your eyes peeled. The winter months are a great time to get out in nature and see so many amazing sights. Denmark Farm Conservation Centre remains open from dawn to dusk so do pay us a visit if you’re nearby. http://www.shared-earth-trust.org.uk/en/access.htm