• Tree sparrow success

    Farmer Nicholas Watts has been providing habitat for wildlife on his farm in Lincolnshire for many years. This year, his continuing efforts were rewarded when over a thousand tree sparrows were fledged, and ringed, on his farm. 

    Read more about how Nicholas has achieved such success on Farm Wildlife.  

    • 30 Nov 2017
  • Update - Upland Farming Conference Wales

    A conference organised by RSPB Cymru, Bangor University and Cynidr Consulting was held in Llanrwst on 15th March 2017 to discuss the future of upland farming in Wales. The first of its kind, the conference saw over 150 delegates, including farmers, their representatives, conservationists, policy experts, academics and Government officials, all coming together to consider the future of land management policy in Wales.…

    • 27 Nov 2017
  • Life as a tenant farmer at Geltsdale


    Ian Bell is tenant farmer at RSPB Geltsdale in the wet and windy North Pennines where he grazes sheep and cattle. Here he talks about his experience of farming on the reserve.
     
    Two years in to taking on the farm tenancy at RSPB Geltsdale and I’m still relishing the challenges of farming a large upland nature reserve.

    Ian Bell, tenant farmer at Geltsdale. Image: Steve Westerberg
     
    Over the past few months, I don't…

    • 15 Nov 2017
  • Creating space for lapwings in Yorkshire

    RSPB Farmland advisor Chris Tomson tells us about the work underway on one estate in Yorkshire to provide valuable nesting and feeding habitat for lapwings.

    Lapwing numbers are increasing on the Ganton Estate in North Yorkshire thanks to a technique developed by the Estate owner Nicholas Wrigley, who counted more than 40 lapwing chicks in the spring of 2016. Most of the 807 hectare estate sits on the northern edge of…

    • 3 Nov 2017