Throughout the year we manage the farmland to work in synch with the natural habitats. We don't use any pesticides or herbicides as an organic farm and we work with experts to develop natural habitats for our native farmland birds, wild flowers and animal species.
Farmland birds are under serious threat across the UK countryside as intensive farming undermines their habitats, here at Slade we've worked hard over the last 16 years to ensure that our bird populations are going up and becoming more diverse. On our last bird count we were so pleased see over 50 yellowhammers over wintering on one of our designated wildlife areas.
We are also working to maintain and manage our meadows on the farm. Since the 1930's 97% of meadows have been lost. That is about 7.5 million acres of wild flower habitat gone.
All bird & hare photos were taken by Paul Dunn