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Monday, 12 January 2015
Gupton Farm, wet and wintry
We visited Gupton Farm at Freshwater West in September 2014 when it was as dry as a bone and learnt how farming and conservation are working together. We returned in January when the land was thoroughly waterlogged and amongst other things we saw large numbers of lapwings and other species feasting on the grains from the silage and the many insects and invertebrates. Birds and cattle, farmers and ornithologists - all in harmony; perfect!
Jonathan Hughes, General Manager for the National Trust in Pembrokeshire, describes and shows what it looks like in winter:
And in case you did not see the summer version this is what it looked like then: