We have just held one of BBOWT’s annual staff away days at our wonderful Chimney Meadows nature reserve.
Glorious clouded yellow and small copper butterflies were feeding in the restored pastures and field margins. It was a refreshing reminder to us all that land that had previously been very intensively managed for agriculture could be restored to nature with time and with careful changes to farm management practices.
Agriculture policy does not have to choose between wildlife versus food production. Farming that works with nature makes sense – for now and for the future.