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Our guest blogger Phil Pickin describes the sights & sounds that herald the arrival of Autumn

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Vine House Farm featured on the BBC's A Wild Year
Latest News Vine House Farm featured on the BBC's A Wild Year

We were so pleased to be part of @BBCTwo's 'A Wild Year: The Fens' & for the opportunity to show how we manage our sustainable & wildlife-friendly farm in the stunning fenland environment.

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The part we've played in the UK's barn owl success story
Latest News The part we've played in the UK's barn owl success story

Like anyone who cares about the environment, our natural world and the species which inhabit it, at Vine House Farm we find it increasingly difficult to find real conservation success stories which g

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Feeding Sunflower Hearts To Birds
Latest News Feeding Sunflower Hearts To Birds

Sunflower Hearts can be fed to a large number of bird species. Read our guide to find out which birds eat them, as well as how to feed & store Sunflower Hearts.

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We are not alone
Latest News We are not alone

Our guest blogger Phil Pickin discusses what have we learned from the lockdown when it comes to the environment

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Beauty and the Beast
Latest News Beauty and the Beast

Our guest blogger Andrew Cooper has been admiring the increase of butterflies in Devon

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May and June in the wildlife garden
Latest News May and June in the wildlife garden

Despite some real ups and downs in our weather over the last month or so – including record-breaking warm temperatures in April and unseasonably cold days in early May – we’re now well and trul

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Creating diversity in gardens and larger patches of land
Latest News Creating diversity in gardens and larger patches of land

We’ve written much on the subject of wildlife gardening over the years, with a number of us at Vine House Farm and guest bloggers contributing. But here our very own Nicolas Watts gives his persona

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Big voice and bold, a very different bird
Latest News Big voice and bold, a very different bird

Our guest blogger Andrew Cooper discusses the British robin and its methods of surviving winter

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Could the new decade start well for some of our garden birds?
Latest News Could the new decade start well for some of our garden birds?

Our gurst blogger, Phil Pickin, looks at last year's breeding season

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Put nature first for the new year and the new decade
Latest News Put nature first for the new year and the new decade

Our guest blogger Phil Picken looks at ways to look after wildlife in the new decade

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Why Black Friday?
Latest News Why Black Friday?

Our position of not jumping on the band wagon with Black Friday deals, as we don’t agree with the concept of fuelling consumerism to the detriment of our planet, also has a more prosaic basis: we d

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New report again highlights the decline in insects and what we can all do to help
Latest News New report again highlights the decline in insects and what we can all do to help

This week sees the launch of a campaign by The Wildlife Trusts called ‘Action for Insects’, with the initiative based on a report into insect decline by Professor Dave Goulson (University of Suss

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The joys and horrors of Parakeets on bird feeders, and what we've learnt from our customers
Latest News The joys and horrors of Parakeets on bird feeders, and what we've learnt from our customers

Going back just a decade or so, if you didn’t live in the south-east of England then you probably wouldn't have had Ring-necked parakeets visit your garden. But now these colourful foreign invaders

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State of Nature 2019
Latest News State of Nature 2019

The 2019 State of Nature report, written by a group of professionals from over 70 wildlife organisations, has been published and it will come as no surprise to anyone that the findings are stark. Sin

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Autumn in the wildlife garden
Latest News Autumn in the wildlife garden

If you haven’t done so for a while, then getting feeders clean is super-important to the health and survival of the birds which visit your garden.

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