Category Archives: wildlife

The Oak Tree Farm Summer Party.. or yet another reason to #SavetheOakTree!

Thank you all who came along to the lovely farm Summer Party last Saturday! Yet another reason to #SavetheOakTree ! When the going gets tough, The Oak Tree CSA members get on an party to celebrate all that is good … Continue reading

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Save The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this post, but also with hope. To cut a very long story short, a planned donation to the farm has fallen through, through no fault of the donor (a … Continue reading

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Help save a local Rushmere-St-Andrew smallholding!!!!

Message to all in Rushmere-St-Andrew and East Ipswich: If you can possibly spare half an hour on Thursday at 1pm please show your support for a neighbouring ecological small holding. Suffolk Coastal District Council is set to take a decision … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog March 2014

March has been warm and relatively dry, which has brought an early spring to the local wildlife. Blackbirds, started singing at the start of the month and have now been joined by blackcaps and chiffchaffs. The finches and tits are … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – February 2014

What a wet winter! It has been very soggy of late, which is perhaps why the village geese were still hanging around at the farm for most of the month. We hope we’ve now seen the back of them as … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – January 2014

It may have been the wettest January for a long time, but it has been very mild and there has been some sunshine. This picture of the pasture in early evening shows just what winter sun can do on occasion! … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – December 2013

A wet and windy though mild December, in which the frequent stormy conditions have continued to be a problem for the farm infrastructure. It hasn’t kept the birds quiet though. Our resident little owls, starlings, blackbirds and great tits are … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – November 2013

A rather mild November has brought with it the usual autumn species. Fieldfares and redwings are often seen in their perpetual search for food, while starlings are beginning to form large flocks at dusk. Our local male kestrel hovering expertly … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – October

It was the mildest October I can remember, and the swallows were around into the second half of the month, while the redwings – our winter residents from Scandinavia – had already arrived. The haunting flight call of migrating redwings … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – September

September is always a relatively quiet month for wildlife. The last of the summer migrants were still around, indeed summer seemed to continue right into October with the bright and mild weather. A kestrel hunts over the pasture on most … Continue reading

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