We are a LEAF (Linking the Environment And Farming) accredited farm, which means 10% of our land is set aside for the environment. We have margins around the edge of many of our fields, growing wild bird seed plants and legume mixes full of plants that the birds, butterflies and bees love! Our grass leys are legume mixes, so not only our livestock benefit from the herb-rich leys, but also the wildlife too.
We have planted 1km of species-rich hedgerows over the last 10 years. We are delighted at the amount of wildlife that is present on our farm. In particular we have seen increases in numbers of skylarks, yellowhammers, red kites, goldfinches, butterflies and bees, along with many other smaller birds.