• Hope Farm: 2014 has been so much better

    The last two years have been very challenging at Hope Farm with lower numbers of breeding birds than our high point in 2011, and disappointing crop yields. The summer of 2012 will long be etched in many of our memories with the incessant rain after a...
    • 29 Sep 2014
  • Air for Earthworms - Caithness Wetlands and Wildlife Initiative

    The Caithness Wetlands and Wildlife Initiative (CWWI) showcased its new aerator at a farm event run by the Soil Association this month. The RSPB Scotland, the Scottish Rural College and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust lead the initiative with a focus on delivering tangible benefits for rare, endangered or declining wildlife populations in Caithness. These include breeding farmland waders like lapwing, curlew, redshank…

    • 25 Sep 2014
  • Wild Bird Cover Crop helps Corn Buntings in Angus and Fife to Survive

    Tracking down corn buntings on several farms throughout Angus and Fife this summer was an amazing experience – walking for hours (and miles) on end through fields and pastures, often in the sunshine, listening to a variety of birds as well as the buzzing of bumble bees and talking to local farmers about their farms, their crops and their wildlife. I learned a lot.


     

    Finding some of the corn buntings was easy…

    • 9 Sep 2014