Each spring we look forward to the arrival of our swallows. They bring an energy with them. They swoop into the barn as though they have not been away and then swoop out again, proceeding to fill the sky with their acrobatics and chattering talk. It is hard to imagine …
This is an area of passion for us. Increasing wildlife is not an over night thing – it involves patience, often lots of it. Like putting up an owl box and waiting over 10 years for a barn owl to move in.
By conscious decisions of increasing meadowland, planting woodlands, laying hedgerows and putting in bird feeders and nesting boxes we can tip things in our favour.
Here we share stories of some of the creatures that share our holding