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


June 2021

Farmer Steph rescues a garden snail from the farmyard and finds it a more suitable home!


May 2021

Scabious, also known as Pincushion flowers, are flowering in the Bee & Butterfly Garden. These flowers are just perfect for insects, they are native too!


April 2021

Red Kites are becoming a common sight flying over the farm! The distinctive fork shape of the tail makes them easy to identify.


March 2021

Daffodils are flowering all over the farm and the bumblebees love them!


February 2021

One of the very first signs of spring is catkins on some of the trees such as hazel, birch and willow.


January 2021

The Llamas and Alpacas graze Wildlife Walk during lockdown 3 overlooked by a Robin perched on Farmer Steph’s wheelbarrow.