Wildlife & Conservation

Wildlife & Conservation

Do you have the makings of a wildlife warden? Visit our Wildlife Corner to discover how you can help look after the environment and the many animals, birds and insects that live all around us. You can also keep up to date with what’s happening at Finkley by following our conservation diary.

Wildlife Pond – Come along to the wildlife pond and see if you have what it takes to be an amphibian detective. Learn top tips on pond dipping and how to make a pond dipping net.

Bat Boxes – Discover where the bats live high up in their Bat Boxes and find out how you could make a home for bats where you live too.

Bird Hide – Head to the Bird Hide where you can grab a pair of binoculars and see what birds you can spot. Find helpful hints on how to build a nest box for your garden.

Bug World – Try and find all the different places that bugs like to hang out. Take a closer look as there’s three to find – Bug Garden, Bug Hotel and Bug Pile.

Finkley Conservation Diary

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June 2023

A fox visiting the farm was caught on CCTV – don’t worry, though; all of our animals are safely locked away at night!

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May 2023

Have you ever heard of a five leaf clover before? We were lucky enough to spot one!

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April 2023

Hawthorn trees and hedges are blooming.

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March 2023

Farmers Caroline and Steph help TARCA (The Anton River Conservation Association) clear scrub at Anton Lakes. 

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February 2023

The frogs have been very busy laying all of this frogspawn in our wildlife pond!

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January 2023

These rose hips in our hedgerow provide valuable winter energy to wild birds such as Fieldfares, Thrushes and Blackbirds, especially in cold, frosty conditions.