Below are a few of the ways in which we ensure that we look after our native flora, fauna, birdlife and animals at Carswell:
- We work closely with the RSPB to ensure that local birdlife is protected. For example, skylarks are fairly common and we have several nesting pairs who will fledge several broods per year. We do not cut or graze large areas of wild flower, low intensity grassland until late July or early August so that seeds can drop and ground nesting birds can thrive.
- We reserve 40 acres of land for the sole purpose of maintaining habitat for wildlife.
- We have planted many thousands of trees over the last 30 years to create habitats and corridors for wildlife, from the clifftop to further inland.
- We have established baseline surveys for flora and fauna.
- We farm organically, a more environmentally friendly method without using artificial nitrogen or pesticides.
- We have a Higher Level Stewardship scheme and have been commended for our work.