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The Destruction Continues

Saturday 21 January saw the Pierrepont conservation volunteers cut down the last of the rhododendron growing in the area between the bridle path running through the farm, and the river. The otherwise very vigorous rhododendron stumps will be killed off later in the year by the local application of a herbicide. After over seven years […]

Marshmallows over a campfire as the
Saturday Club participants receive their awards

  On Saturday we celebrated the completion of the Saturday Safari Club’s year-long programme with a small campfire and lots of marshmallows! After playing a few of our favourite nature-related games that we have played over the year, we settled down around the fire toasting our marshmallows.         Then came the time […]

Helping the birds and insects this winter

After Surrey saw some snow last week, the participants of Pierrepont’s Saturday Safari Club braved the cold weather to help some of the wild residents on the farm and in their gardens at home. We made a selection of mini bug houses and bird feeders, including some pretty teacup feeders for the more ‘fancy’ birds!

Hours of fun dissecting Owl pellets
for our fascinated young naturalists

Hours of fun was had at last month’s Saturday Safari Club, as the group enthusiastically dissected some Barn Owl Pellets that had been found on the farm. This Summer, Pierrepont was lucky enough to have a pair of Barn Owls nest and rear young in one of our barns. Once all the young Owls had […]