Happy Birthday Demark Farm

This year marks the 30th birthday of my favourite local conservation charity: Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. So, yesterday we went there to celebrate…

As well as the birthday party, there was the official opening of the new Wildlife Discovery Room, which has views over the reserve, links to nest box cameras, and footage from the trail cameras that have been recording wildlife in secret around the reserve in recent weeks (all under the supervision of Mr Snail). Our local MP, Ben Lake, came along to officially open the new facility. He’s actually younger than Denmark Farm and visited with his primary school to make nest boxes and plant trees when he was about eight. Over the years, many children have visited the site and it’s good to hear that they remember it fondly once they are adults – some even visiting with their own children now.

All the people who attended the celebration – staff members and volunteers old and new – seemed to have a good time, and we were also joined by some of the wildlife:

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  1. Congratulations to everyone, especially Mr Snail.

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  2. I still have not been to Denmark Farm 😳 Which is a bit sad when I live relatively near! Maybe you and Mr Snail would like to meet me there sometime and show me round. Not that I am hinting or anything 😉

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  3. Kudos to you and Mr. Snail for helping nature! Back when I could get around better I did some of that myself. Very rewarding work.

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  4. Laurie Graves

     /  September 25, 2017

    Sounds like a grand day and a grand place. Yay!!!

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  5. Your MP is very young! (Isn’t it odd what leaps out of a post and strikes you 🙂 ) And Mr Snail has been doing some good work!! Great stuff ❤

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    • He’s just 24 – Wales’ youngest MP.

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      • Maybe the worlds?

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        • Mhairi Black, a Scottish MP is a year younger. I find it really inspiring that the younger generation are prepared to step up and get involved with running the country… after all they have more future than the rest of us! It’s interesting, though that both Ben and Mhairi are members of the parties specific to their small countries: Plaid Cymru and the SNP. I wonder if a sense of place/community makes a difference.

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          • Yes, I agree it is wonderful to see the young folk stepping up. I’m sure you are right about the community thing – we have to have something we value to be moved to do our best for it…… And the young ones are appearing everywhere too I think, just not quite as young as yours! (Or maybe its just that they all look young to me 🙂 )

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  6. Great work….and I love how the little robin dropped into the celebrations too 🙂

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  7. Oh how lovely 🙂

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  8. Oh, nice one! It’s great to see a place like this celebrating a big birthday, and it’s clearly made such an impact on local people over the years. Maybe someday the Beasties and I will get to visit ourselves!

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