Posted by: Alan Kearsley-Evans | September 1, 2011

No such thing as a free meal?

After a slow start due to the poor Spring weather the sacrificial crop we planted in the Vile this year is starting to ripen and brown. The crop was planted thinly to encourage arable wildflowers to flourish around the field margins. The crop will not but harvested in late Summer as you would normally expect but will be left as a feeding area for farmland birds such as yellowhammer, linnet and goldfinches. There is also the added bonus of the fields being a haven for lots of butterflies such as small tortoiseshells and common blues as they enjoy the nectar from the arable flowers.

Keep looking at the blog through the Winter for updates on birds enjoying the free meal!


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