Enjoying the simple pleasure of watching a beautiful Small Tortoiseshell butterfly fluttering around the garden on a sunny summer's day.
Members of the public were invited to a Cake Bake Afternoon at Abbotts Hall Farm, celebrating the Great Garden Cake Bake with cream teas in the beautiful gardens and walks around the farm and…
The sparrow boxes were all used this year at Abbotts Hall Farm so volunteers made several new sparrow boxes, hopefully next year they will all be occupied!
Barn swallows have been using the same nests at Abbotts Hall Farm for years, so Emily had a look to see if this year they were using the same nest again and if there were any chicks visible.
The bird feeder at Abbotts Hall Farm is being drained quickly by hungry birds! After Fiona filled it up we waited to see which birds came straight back to feed again.
Tuesday's downpour of rain didn't stop Langdon's pre-school group the Caterpillar Club from going outside and exploring the garden for wildlife!
The admin team at Abbotts Hall Farm celebrated Volunteers Week and braved the wild weather with a trip to Langdon Visitor Centre and nature reserve.
To explore the wildlife and nature around every doorstep, Emily explored her neighbourhood and drew any bits she found, to make a colourful representation of the beautiful nature on her doorstep…
With the forecast set for heavy downpours all day, Emily made a quick rain gauge to get an idea of how much rain was really falling!
For National Volunteer's Week, Kelly was able to get out and attend one of the volunteer work parties at Hanningfield Reservoir, run by warden Bill Godsafe.