Hum­ble ef­forts are help­ing wildlife sur­vive and thrive

The Scarborough Evening News - - FILEY & HUNMANBY MERCURY -

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

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