Humble efforts are helping wildlife survive and thrive
Muddy boots, rolled-up sleeves and a great day’s work were the order of the day at award-winning Humble Bee Farm.
The working farm just outside Flixton hosted its second Conservation Weekend in partnership with Yorkshire Coast Nature.
Families staying on the working farm, which includes glamping wigwams, yurts, bell tents, camping and holiday cottages, joined Richard Baines for an afternoon of hard graft helping construct bird feeders and planting hedges to help support wildlife.
Julia Warters, owner manager of Humble Bee, said: “Thanks to the efforts of Richard and his band of workers, we’re now able to help even more endangered species to survive and thrive here on the Yorkshire Wolds.”
Richard Baines of Yorkshire Coast Nature said: “Humble Bee Farm is an incredible haven for species such as tree sparrows, yellowhammers and corn buntings. It’s a delight to see people really get into the tasks at hand, knowing their efforts will have an effect for many years to come.”
Humble Bee Farm hosts a number of nature events throughout the year. It was Highly Commended at the White Rose Awards 2016, and was a White Rose Winner in 2015.
Young conservationists at the Humble Bee Farm event