Over the past 5+ years there’s been a steady positive change in the numbers of different wild flowers on Wimpole Estate. Far too many to have all of the photos in this blog.
There are several reasons why this change has occurred, the arable farm at Wimpole has changed from what is currently referred to as “conventional” farming to an organic system ( to me this should be called conventional farming ) and the current main farming method, should be known as “chemical” farming.
The arable farm is now in various agreements to leave 6 metre field margins, rough areas in the middle of arable fields, difficult and wet areas being left fallow.
Hay fields are left to seed until the first or second week in July before being cut. All this to encourage flowers hence insects, birds and small mammals
The warden staff and volunteers have been busy…
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