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Property Info

Location: Barton, Cambridgeshire (view map)
Description: Arable
Farmer(s): Tim Scott

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History

Gradual assembly of arable farmland as it became available for purchase since the foundation of the Trust in 1993. Financed through Friends’ donations and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

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Through sensitive farming methods, the CRT has transformed Lark Rise Farm, near Cambridge, from an intensively farmed wildlife desert into a productive 400 acre arable farm which now teems with wildlife.

Lark Rise now has an abundance of skylarks, as well as other breeding birds that are considered rare elsewhere, such as barn owls and grey partridges. Farmland flowers including bee orchids are evident once again, brown hares have returned and otters have re-colonised the brook system. This has been achieved using farming methods such as smaller field sizes, crop rotations, leaving over-wintering stubble, beetle banks, wildlife strips and planting over 4.5 miles of new hedgerows, with the aid of numerous volunteers.

 

 

Whats On!

September

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in September? End of the weekly butterfly surveys - Last of the harvest - Preparing fields for autumns sowing - Starting to feed the birds for winter
What's on!

October

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in October? Planting winter cereal crops begins - Hedge laying and coppicing - End of the monthly bumblebee surveys
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November

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in November? Hedge laying and coppicing - Increase in bird feeding
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December

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in December? Reindeer Event - Hedgelaying and Coppicing - Winter bird feeding
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January

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in January? Hedgelaying and coppicing - Willow pollarding - Winter bird feeding continues
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February

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in February? Bonfires of willow waste - Ploughing stubbles starts - Winter bird feeding increases
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March

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in March? Start of the breeding bird surveys - Start of the monthly bumblebee surveys
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April

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in April? Start of the weekly butterfly surveys - Cowslips - End of the mink trapping season *Members event - spring time walk *Dawn Chorus walk?
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May

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in May? Himalayan Balsam Removal (usually undertaken by our trusty volunteers!) - Peak bird breeding season
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June

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in June? End of the breeding bird surveys - Peak time for bumblebees - Himalayan Balsam Removal
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July

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in July? Himalayan Balsam Removal - Peak time for butterflies - Start of the arable harvest
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August

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in August? Himalayan Balsam Removal - Harvest in full swing - Sowing some crops starts - Start of the mink trapping season
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 Lark Farm Rise LOCATION