Spring is on the way!

Tweeting on the fields Spring sounds abound as the birds look for nesting sites around the Go Local Food fields. There have never been so many blackbirds in the area and they are all squabbling over territory. The company of working volunteers and some traffic didn’t...

Robins on patrol

Robins… and  pigeons The robins are very active around the Go Local Food fields supervising all the work that is going on. Someone or something has been attacking the kale (not the black kale yet, it’s early in the season).  That could well be our not friends...

Sparrowhawk on patrol

Sparrow Hawk on patrol A sparrowhawk was spotted working the Go Local Food fields last week. Thought to be hunting swallows! The fat pigeons have been watching the fields with sharp eyes hoping that the netting will be blown off the brassicas to allow them to have a...

Return of the ladybird – hopefully

The first ladybird caterpillar larva was spotted in the poly tunnel that will host the peppers last week. Go Local Food likes ladybirds as they control aphids – they are free, no chemicals involved and totally organic! We had a splendid company of ladybirds last year...

The wild life this weekend

The blackbird fledglings that hatched last week are still with us despite the wintry weather. And the parents are foraging flat out to keep them fed. Another pair of blackbirds has nested in the shed that is being renovated. Luckily the nest is well away from the area...