Saturday, 18 June 2011
Exploring Beddington Farmlands
I am currently undertaking the mission of trying to get to know as many species of life form on my patch in an attempt to understand how the birds that I have been studying for the last 20 years fit into the ecosystem. Natural History is an immense subject and there is a danger of becoming a jack of all trades and master of none but I do believe that it could be possible to have a master knowledge of all the natural history in just one patch. This is particularly relevant at Beddington Farmlands as the farm is being developed into a nature reserve which will require habitat management for all species.
I am discovering there is a whole new world of what appears to be infinite interest. There is nothing quite like walking round a familar place and seeing things totally differently. Here's a few pics from the last few hours on the farm and also from the 'obs' (the Newt was from nearby).