Butterflies & Bees


After a wonderful, inspiring, wildlife packed weekend away at Downshay farm campsite nr Swanage exploring glorious meadows and coastal walks around the purbeck hills it’s back to work on the Bee Green projects here at Naish Farm, we have already left set aside areas of meadow grasses, thistles & teasels to give the birds & butterflies a helping hand, but we’ll soon also be planting specific plants to attract them. Which will include hops – which are great for Comma butterflies, buddliea, – which are loved by Butterflies , Bee’s & the humming Bird hawk moth. To find out more about how to attract butterflies to your garden & how to help endangered species visit

The new Bee shack garden will include a Butterfly & Bee flower bed, a wild area, a raised veggie patch for the team, a herb bed & a picnicing lawn for our lovely Bee shack customers to enjoy.

My Husband Marcus ( The Thatcher) Has spotted some amazing wildlife this week from his vantage point on the Farm house roof, he saw a Hobby flying over, a flock of around 80 + finches in the trees next to the garden and a sparrow hawk attacking a small bird ( The bird got away!) .

Thanks for reading, Charlotte x

view from farm house roof

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