The Hare’s Corner
The Hare’s Corner is a way to offer farmers the chance to enhance the natural capital of their own holdings by installing ponds, (Burren pine) woodlands and (Seedsavers) Orchards through an initiative hosted by our parent organisation the Burrenbeo Trust.
At the end of 2022, we piloted this when we offered 16 Farming For Nature Ambassadors the chance to install wildlife ponds on their land. This work was guided by a wetlands ecologist and supported by funding from the NPWS. There are now wildlife ponds 16 farms in 13 counties. Furthermore as part of this collaboration, rare ‘Burren Pine’ trees (along with native companion species) were also allocated to a further 16 FFNAs for hare’s corner mini-woodlands.
Farming For Nature intend to roll out this project pending funding in 2023 and beyond. More information to come. Join our newsletter below to be kept up to date on when applications are opened.
Whilst FFN coordinated this project in 2022 with our Ambassadors, ‘The Hare’s Corner’ initiative is hosted by our parent organisation the Burrenbeo Trust which means that these works will be added to their database can then promoted to other farmers and share their experiences going forward. More information on the Burrenbeo Trust Hare’s Corner project here.
A few days ago, it was a joy to observe swallows swooping down to drink from the new pond. Thanks to Farming for Nature for that financial support. Sean O’ Farrell, Farmer, Co.Tipperary.