How farmers help birds and insects – with farmer Martin
22nd May 2020
Martin explains how he creates habitats for wildlife alongside the crops he grows on his farm. Some of these habitats include wildflower corridors, ponds, hedgerows and bird boxes. They attract all kinds of insects and birds to the farm.
Martin challenges you next time you visit the countryside to count how many different types of insects and wildflowers you can see.
About Martin and his farm
Martin is a third-generation farmer and contractor in South Cambridgeshire, growing mainly arable crops on his family farm and rented land.
He has a special interest in farm conservation management, currently running ELS and HLS agreement and countryside stewardship schemes on the land he rents. He also supports the delivery of stewardship schemes for a number of other farmers.
Read more about Martin’s work.
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