Here at Lower Marsh Farm we are committed to helping and conserving the wildlife and wild spaces around us. We use chemical free organic products, provide local food with very low food miles, recycle and now we are happy to announce that we have just become a Business Member of Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
As Cornwall’s leading local wildlife charity, the Trust carries out vitally important conservation and educational work throughout the county. Our support helps the Trust manage 57 nature reserves, providing refuge for nationally rare and endangered species. Cornwall Wildlife Trust runs a number of conservation projects across the county, on land and in our seas. We are very happy to help raise much needed funds for the Trust, so it can continue to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places, now and for the future.
Local Nature Reserves
There are several nature reserves not far from our Farm, one being Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve in Saltash, approx. 4 miles away. Churchtown covers 61 hectares of mostly farm land which is very picturesque with its wild flowers and views of the river. It is an ideal place to take your dog too, safe and away from roads where they can also have a dip in the river to cool down.
Even closer to us – literally down the lane, is the Tamar Estuary which covers 109 hectares and is, along with adjoining parts of the estuary, one of the largest areas of mudflats in the south west. Typical costal wildlife can include turnstone, gannet, razorbill, fulmar, puffin, shore crab, sandhopper, edible crab, common gull, black-headed gull, herring gull, dunlin. This area includes our own Salt Marsh!
The Cornwall Wildlife Trust produces a magazine called Wild Cornwall which will be available in our properties to keep you up to date with the Trust’s work and are both interesting and educational. We also have copies available of their Fox Club’s Pawprint (a magazine for youngsters) and their Wildlife Watch magazine. As our guests, you have access to the Trust’s wildlife education sessions for children which include mini-beast safaris, rock pooling events and bird box making. Details are included in their magazines and via their website.