For ECOBIRDS and ECOBEES we are the hosts of :
Rodney & Sue Martin
Carswell Farm, nr Faringdon
Carswell Farm is an organic grassland farm producing high quality organic beef for local and larger UK food retailers.
The northern part of the farm borders the Thames with ancient watermeadows containing important flora and fauna. Recent years have seen a substantial increase in the numbers of nesting curlew on the farm making it one of the most important sites in the south of England.
Although some measures have been taken to encourage wading birds, it is farm policy that this part of the countryside should remain as undisturbed and as natural as possible.
We hope that the farm walk will enable us to enjoy many of the interesting and sometimes unusual birds, insects, animals and flowers that we come across at this time of the year. The 2 mile walk will in part, be away from pathways and through fields so participants are strongly advised to wear suitable clothing.
We shall be accompanied by Charlotte Kinnear and Kirsty Brannan from the RSPB Otmoor Nature Reserve and other wildlife experts whose shared knowledge will make the evening informative, fun and interesting.
At 6pm members from the Vale & Downland Beekeepers Assoc. will bring equipment and take us through the art of beekeeping.
The farm walk starts at 7pm and will last approx. 2 hours. There will also be an opportunity to donate to the RSPB.
Parking will be available close to Carswell Farmhouse.
SORRY - NO DOGS