Enviromental Farming 

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. 

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
— John Muir
 Brown Hares

Brown Hares

 Reed Bunting

Reed Bunting

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. 

A single acre of meadow may be home to over 2.45 million flowers on a single day, producing enough nectar for 7 million bee visits. 
— Plantlife, Dr Trevor Dines

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.

People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.
— David Attenborough
 Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

 Goldfinch

Goldfinch

 Chough

Chough

 Lapwing

Lapwing

All bird & hare photos were taken by Paul Dunn
 Shrew

Shrew