Category: Ecology

The bees have made a home here at Ashe Warren Farm!
The small colony of common British  ‘Buff-tailed Bumblebee’ (Bombus terrestris ssp. audax) that were at Ecobuild with us at our stand last week, have set up residence here outside…

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Introduction: Firstly it is important to point out that habitat fragmentation is an expansive subject, and extensive documentation can be found. Additionally it is important to appreciate that there are other ecological concepts linked with understanding habitat fragmentation. For…

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We all remember the winter of 2010, we all had to endure one of the coldest Decembers on record. However in contrast, the winter of 2011 has become known for being really mild, in fact 2011 has been recorded…

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A few weeks ago we posted a blog asking if anyone could identify a little beetle we had filmed and photographed on our Wildflower Turf back in September.
Here is a reminder of what the bug looked like…

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Back in September we decided to film a short video of our Wildflower Turf to see how much insect activity we could find. We certainly found plenty of invertebrate life.
This little beetle was spotted quite easily, and as you…

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With outdoor space being a premium and in some cases a luxury, it is no surprise that we feel compelled to pack extra value from every square metre of land by erecting sheds for extra storage, laying patios for…

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“Operation Pollinator is an international 5 year biodiversity program to boost the number of pollinating insects on commercial farms, by creating specific habitats, tailored to local conditions and native insects.”
Please follow this link to visit their website: Operation…

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What is biodiversity? – biodiversity describes the variety of life on Earth. It includes the wide variety of ecosystems and living organisms from all sources including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and their genes.
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According to Natural England, in the last sixty years England has lost most of its species-rich semi-natural grassland.  Increasing the numbers and species of native wild flowers can go some way to restoring this valuable…

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What could the new JCB Academy, a school for young engineers in Staffordshire, possibly have in common with biodiversity? Why, a wild flower meadow of course.  Not many moons ago,  JCB commissioned

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