Monthly archives: June, 2018

Chiltern Forest Farm wildlife

Working alongside the wildlife to create our organic Chilterns Forage Farm, is generally to our mutual benefit.  Red kites tend to keep their distance while we build ‘dead hedges’ to shelter their prey.  Muntjac favour an dense area protected by a fallen Wild Cherry.  Rabbits have yet to feed on the bare root hedging. However

Chiltern Forage Farm native meadow

Having removed the sheep from this over-grazed pasture, the native plants are thriving.  From Sweet Violet in April to meadow grasses and flowers in May and June, we are leaving them to set seed.  From the distant pinky haze of grass inflorescences to the bright detail of colonies and individual flowers, the diversity and complexity