Sights & Sounds On The Farm

The farm is an amazing place to see & hear nature up close. Here are just some of the sights and sounds I have seen and heard on and around the farm over the last month. Barn owls screeching in the fields at dusk. Bats flying around the barn at night. Swallows circling the barnyard … Read more Sights & Sounds On The Farm

The Mole

Latin Name: Talpa europaea Description: The mole has a velvety dark grey to black coat of fur which is made of tiny sensory hairs. The front feet are directed sideways in a spade like shape with long claws. It has a narrow pointed snout and tiny eyes. The mole does not have external ears. It has a tail … Read more The Mole

Common Toad

Latin Name: Bufo bufo Description: The common toad is an amphibian. They are normally grey-brown in colour although they do camouflage themselves with their background so their skin colouring can vary according to the type of soil in their habitat. Their skin is not a moist and smooth texture but dry and warty. They have short legs which … Read more Common Toad

The Swan

Swans are large water birds that can swim and fly. The male swan is called the cob. The female swan is called the pen. Young swans are called cygnets. Mute swans (Cygnus olor) are found in Great Britain. The mute swan is a very large bird which has white plumage, grey-black legs and an orange-red bill with black … Read more The Swan

Roe Deer

Latin Name: Capreolus capreolus Description: The roe deer is a short and stocky deer with a body length of 95-135cm. The adult roe deer has a coat that in Summer is a red-brown colour and in Winter is a grey-fawn colour. Their coat moults in April or May. Roe deer have a black nose with white … Read more Roe Deer