Mon, 05 Jun|
Establishing winter bird feeding plots and last season's survey results
The Izod's will be hosting a walk of recently established winter bird plots and other habitats on the farm, as we discuss the latest winter's bird feeding survey results. We will start to think about next year's feed mix and enjoy a few refreshments with a bite to eat.
Time & Location
05 Jun, 17:00 – 19:00
Priory Farm, Priory Ln, Lyneham, Chipping Norton OX7 6QN, UK
About the Event
Following the successful completion of bird feeding and surveys across 33 cluster farms, we will convene to discuss lessons learnt. Bird feed plots at Priory Farm should be just emerging, and we'll hear anecdotes of where birds flocked across the farm through the winter.
Join the Izods for a walk of their newly established AB9 winter bird feeding plots. What varieties work in your soils? What habitats attract birds on your farm? The greatest surprise at Priory Farm was the living mulch of white clover that was like a magnet to the farmland birds, has anyone else found this? We will discuss last season's monitoring results and anecdotes from around the cluster.
Enjoy the high standards of farm tour hospitality at Priory Farm, including a tipple and snacks. Our attention will turn to planning next season's bird feed mix, so we would also like to finalising seed sourcing (who's growing what) and refine the distribution and logistics to make it easier for all. So come along if you have grains or seeds that could be sold into the mix.