PARTRIDGE

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Hopes for Scottish grey partridges following sunny summer

10 September 2021

As we reported recently, the partridge breeding season in much of England has been marked by a very dry spring followed by a wet summer, with thunderstorms being frequently experienced. For Scotland,…

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Breeding Bird Survey - A day in the field

12 August 2021

It’s a freezing cold Tuesday morning when I exit the house at 5.30 am and there’s a thin layer of moisture on my car window. It’s mid-May, and the weather has been uncharacteristically cold for a coup…

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Summer expo introduces PARTRIDGE measures to broader public

12 August 2021

A temporary PARTRIDGE exposition recently opened its doors at Nieuwpoort, near our Ramskapelle demo site in Flanders. Visitors can experience a year in the life cycle of a grey partridge and learn wha…

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Thistles – patience pays off at German PARTRIDGE project sites

12 August 2021

The vegetation of flower blocks does not only consist of the species we have sown with the original mix, but also of a lot of spontaneous vegetation that germinates from the natural seed bank.

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Dutch Estate is taking action to conserve farmland biodiversity

20 May 2021

Landgoed De Hoevens is a Dutch private estate of 190 ha, located in Brabant province. The area consists of woodland, meadows, arable land, lanes and hedgerows. In the spring of 2020, together with Joc…

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Trees & shrubs for sale

20 April 2021

The GWCT-led Interreg PARTRIDGE project aims to demonstrate how best to manage arable farmland in order to benefit wildlife, using the grey partridge as a model species. This is being done at ten demo…

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In pursuit of the Easter hare

01 April 2021

The sunny spring weather is finally here, and warm days sat working out in the garden are just around the corner! For many, this a welcome escape from the long winter nights hiding at home, snuggling …

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Calling all land managers!

24 March 2021

Do agri-environment schemes work and how might we improve them?

Agri-environment schemes (AES) have been around now since the early 1990s. These reward farmers for following guidelines on how to…

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Make a difference for a brighter future by taking part in our farmer and hunter online survey

16 March 2021

Across Europe, modern farming practises are causing significant declines among fauna and flora, arguably best documented for farmland birds. Our flagship species the grey partridge for example, declin…

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Behind the Scenes of a PARTRIDGE Playback Survey

10 February 2021

As a placement student working for the Interreg NSR PARTRIDGE project at the GWCT, I have had the opportunity to carry out a variety of surveys and see numerous species of wildlife in the process. How…

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