Sunday 29th November – Field Trip to High Ash Farm

coordinators Mary Walker  & Steve Chapman

The owner Chris Skinner was born at High Ash Farm, Caister St Edmund, and has farmed there all his life. In his mid twenties he questioned the need to shoot any wild life “for fun” and there has never been another shoot on his farm – although there were many areas of woodland laid out in the 1800’s primarily for shooting.

His interest in Natural History was nurtured by Ted Ellis and nowadays Stoats and Weasels are just as welcome as Nightingales and Robins. Much of the conservation work at High Ash Farm is focussed on encouraging farmland bird species with at least 10 pairs of Little Owls breeding. Also over 100 acres of pollen and nectar mix are planted to help attract endangered bees, moths and butterflies.

Please meet in the car park of the Old Roman Town, just beyond the village of Caister St. Edmund (TG 242 033) at 9.a.m. Please park tidily. There are no facilities, so please bring drinks and lunch. The circular walk is about three miles on mainly field edges, but may be muddy so walking boots are advisable.

Please fill in the attendance sheet at our indoor meetings.

 

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