• Hope Farm: the return of the fat bird of the barley

    Regular readers of this blog will be well aware of the fantastic success that we have had at Hope Farm with increasing key farmland breeding bird populations since 2000: skylarks quadrupled, linnets quintupled, yellowhammers doubled, lapwings, yellow wagtail and grey partridge all colonizing the farm since RSPB bought it. Overall our key breeding bird populations have increased by 190%.

    There have been two species which…

    • 20 Jul 2016
  • Farming, wildlife and Brexit

    In case you missed it - read Martin Harper's thoughts on the implications of Brexit for wildlife-friendly farming here. It's worth a read, and we'll continue to assess the implications for nature as further details become available.   

    • 19 Jul 2016