Wildlife

Barn Owl

Partridge

Farmer Gow's has worked hard to increase the bio-diversity of Henleaze Farm through a variety of conservation projects

Hedgerows

Planting, gapping up and careful management to enable them to grow and thicken - providing excellent all year round habitat for wild birds.

Wild Meadow

Fantastic source of nectar for insects and wildflower pollination creating late spring - winter seed source. Also source of high levels insect and invertebrates.

Woodland

We planted a new woodland in winters 2007-9 with the support of a Forestry Commission grant. 1,800 trees and shrubby species.

Henleaze Wood is now home to barn owls, hares, hedgehogs, pheasant, partridge and many other wild birds, insects, mammals, flora and fauna.

Arable reversion to extensive grassland

Returning the farmland to extensive grassland, managed to different sward heights by our cattle, sheep & goats supports an increasing range of insects and ground nesting wild birds.

The success of our efforts may be evidenced through its increasing wild bird population. The 38 species listed below have been witnessed to be living and/or feeding on the farm.

The RSPB has divided the UK's wild birds into three categories of conservation importance - red, amber and green.

RED is the highest conservation priority, with species needing urgent action. AMBER is the next most critical group, followed by GREEN.

50% of the wild bird species living and feeding at Farmer Gow's are on the RSPB's Red or Amber lists.

RED - endangered

Fieldfare

Grey Partridge

House Sparrow

Lapwing

Linnet

Redwing

Skylark

Song Thrush

Starling

Yellow Wagtail

AMBER

Barn Owl

Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow)

Kestrel

Reed Bunting

Short-eared Owl

Swallow

Wheatear

Yellowhammer

GREEN

Blackbird

Blue Tit

Buzzard

Chaffinch

Carrion Crow

Collard Dove

Goldfinch

Great Tit

Greenfinch

Jackdaw

Long Tailed Tit

Magpie

Pheasant

Pied Wagtail

Robin

Rook

Sparrowhawk

Wood Pigeon

Wren