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Bird Next Box Survey

Bird Nest Box Survey at Lower Sharpham Farm At Sharpham farm, surveying biodiversity is one of the core activities of the traineeship program that runs throughout the year. The Bird Nest Box Survey is conducted from March to July, and involves the check-up of the 67 nest boxes on a weekly basis during that period. […]

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Life with animals on the farm

We look after them, we form bonds with them, we exercise with them, we laugh and cry with them…. We have all developed a relationship with the farm’s animals. The iconic animals for our group are without doubt the goats, which have been growing up so fast since we welcomed them while they were babies. […]

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Lambing on the farm

We have been welcoming newcomers to Lower Sharpham Farm these past couple of weeks, and everyone has been incredibly excited about it. I do not mean our new spring cohort of trainees, who are a truly lovely addition to our team, but our new baby lambs! It has been a unique and truly memorable experience […]

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Reconnecting with our natural surroundings

At Sharpham, the arrival of spring coincides with the appearance of a prolific plant whose leaves and flowers are particularly fragrant and reminiscent of garlic. This plant, commonly named Wild Garlic or Ramsons, grows abundantly in the undergrowth of old woodland throughout the country and is particularly appreciated by people living at Lower Sharpham Farm. […]

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How do you like them apples?

Over the past couple of months, the volunteers at Lower Sharpham Farm have been focusing on pruning and cropping fruit trees in the orchard. This work was initiated by Florient, a former volunteer who raised awareness about taking care of the trees through his personal project. Florient invited Charles, a professional arborist who has spent […]

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Going on an adventure in Devon

In this week’s blog post Iris Golsteijn, from the Netherlands, talks to us about the adventures she’s had in Devon as an Ambios nature conservation trainee… “There are certain field trips that trainees get to experience during every 12 week nature conservation traineeship with Ambios. Fortunately, our group was able to experience two of these […]

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Barn Raising, Barn Storming Barn Dance

Written by Beatrice Zampieri, one of our Autumn nature conservation trainees from Italy I am quite sure that at least once in your life you have dreamed about taking part in one of those dances that you have seen in American films, where people wear checked shirts, boots and dance surrounded by hay bales drinking […]

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Life as a trainee at Lower Sharpham Farm

For the past nine weeks, we have been joined by eight lovely conservation trainees here at Lower Sharpham Farm. They are sadly nearing the end of their traineeships, with only three weeks left before they head home for Christmas.  Iris Golsteijn, from the Netherlands, tells us about her time as a nature conservation trainee so […]

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NEW TRAINEES ARRIVE AT LOWER SHARPHAM FARM

We are delighted to welcome our Summer cohort of nature conservation trainees to Lower Sharpham Farm. They have already begun their learning journey here with us, building on their wildlife knowledge and practical skills to help them progress into their future careers. We are excited to see what the next 12 weeks bring! MEET THE […]

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Foraging Feasts

At Ambios, we run short courses to help you gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to break into a career in nature conservation. David Kingma, one of our lovely spring 12 week nature conservation trainees from the Netherlands, attended the Plant I.D. and Foraging Feasts course, which took place between 9th – 11th May […]

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