RSPB opens entry for farming award
The RSPB has launched its annual search to find the farmer that does the most for nature.
The Nature of Farming Award aims to find the farmer who has put in the most work on their land to help threatened countryside species.
The competition is run by the RSPB, supported by Butterfly Conservation and Plantlife, and sponsored by The Telegraph.
The conservation charity has already received a high level of entries, with applications being accepted until April 20.
Last year’s winners, Carolyne and Somerset Charrington of Treshnish Farm, said: “We were extremely proud to have been chosen as the winners of the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award last year.
“It was a huge boost to our confidence and proved that what we’ve been doing in terms of farming, conservation and sustainability is working.
“We have a popular coastal path that brings locals and visitors onto the farm daily, and it’s great to share their enjoyment of the wildlife they encounter.”
All the details on how to enter can be found on the RSPB website at – www.rspb.org.uk/natureoffarming