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All things bright and beautiful
Latest News All things bright and beautiful

It must be Autumn.  Soft golden light, misty mornings and heavy dew glistening on the grass. Despite the unseasonal warm day, summer is fading fast. The countryside is preparing for winter.  Birds b

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The Big Easy
Latest News The Big Easy

Nothing lasts forever, and that's undoubtedly true of bird feeders. After all, they are out in some of the most atrocious weather and are often subjected to some pretty harsh treatment by birds and s

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Vine House Farm Launches New Hedgehog Food
Latest News Vine House Farm Launches New Hedgehog Food

Vine House Farm is proud to announce that we have launched new Hedgehog Food, which has been carefully formulated to provide the perfect nutritional balance. Although we are best known for our high-qu

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Applying a big conservation mind-set to your own outdoor space
Latest News Applying a big conservation mind-set to your own outdoor space

Much of the conservation measures aimed at supporting bird populations are of course on a relatively grand scale – and rightly so. Indeed, my farm, Vine House Farm in the Lincolnshire Fens, is over

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Ever considered becoming a citizen scientist?
Latest News Ever considered becoming a citizen scientist?

The term ‘citizen science' covers a wide range of subjects, from identifying diseased trees to monitoring the activities of bats, using a moth trap to better identify species and numbers and, of cou

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Latest News How to Help Garden Birds & Wildlife in Hot & Dry Weather

With news this week of a hosepipe ban coming into force in NW England, potential bans elsewhere, and with a ban already in place in Northern Ireland, the effects of our exceptionally dry spring and su

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Latest News The Benefits of Nature, Birds & Wildlife

Each of us has our own reasons for being interested in nature, and birds in particular. For some people the reasons are scientific, recording spring migrants and the numbers of any given species visit

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Latest News Live Mealworm Shortage & Alternative Foods

Well, it couldn’t have come at a worse time of year, but the fact is that our live mealworms supplier – who’s the only commercial breeder in the UK – is currently unable to supply any stock, f

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Latest News House Martin Migration 2018 & Helping Them Nest

House Martin Migration House Martins normally arrive back on our shores from sub-Saharan Africa during April, though some years these small, acrobatic white-rumped birds will start to appear at the en

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My favourite place
Latest News My favourite place

My favourite place to go for an early morning walk is near a small village called Burnham Norton on the north Norfolk coast. It is not a nature reserve, it is wet grassland under stewardship where cat

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Latest News Large Birds & Live Mealworms - Managing Supply & Demand

For anyone feeding the birds in their garden, there are few things more rewarding than putting out live mealworms in the breeding season. The spectacle of adult birds taking the mealworms to their nes

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The delightful Long-tailed tit
Latest News The delightful Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tits feeding on peanuts - a real favourite food for them It’s surely fair to say that no other small garden bird has quite the same charm and level of uniqueness as the Long-tailed tit.

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Nature is remarkable
Latest News Nature is remarkable

What a Winter! Just when we thought Spring was underway the 'beast from the east' hit Devon with the south coast in the front line. Beaches covered in snow and bitter winds made for an unseasonal star

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A good time to feed live food
Latest News A good time to feed live food

With the breeding season well and truly underway now, you might like to consider adding another ‘dish’ to the menu of foods on offer to the birds in your garden. The food in question is live and i

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A new face on the Farm
Latest News A new face on the Farm

Our newest staff member, Jen Orrell, discusses the benefits of interacting with nature, as well as what you can do to get more nature in your life. When I first started at Vine House Farm, the first t

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Spring is on its way...honest!
Latest News Spring is on its way...honest!

It might not seem like it but Spring is on its way, and if you want to be accurate it’s already here. We entered into meteorological Spring on 1st March, but it just seems that someone forgot to men

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