Posted on 25th April 2016
Wildlife-friendly approach wins Business Charity Award
Vine House Farm awarded Third Sector’s Charity Partnership Small Business Award
A wildlife-friendly farmer’s efforts in contributing towards the conservation of UK wildlife have been recognised with an accolade at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016.
Vine House Farm picked up the ‘Charity Partnership Small Business Award’ for its achievements and the impacts its partnership with The Wildlife Trusts is having on wildlife in the UK.
Fourth-generation farmer Nicholas Watts has been working the land at Vine
As a child I was terrified to be outside at dusk when the bats near our house used to swoop and seemingly dive towards me…particularly as my mother had informed me that bats always got tangled in long loose hair. Suffice to say, plaits became my hairstyle of choice!
So fast forward about 60 years and share my amazement that as a retiree and recovering from a stroke, I should find myself waxing lyrical about being part of the National Bat
As part of my degree, I was required to undertake a week long placement (Newcastle University Research and Employability Skills Module) which I chose to carry out with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. Being a huge fan of nature and wildlife, I was delighted to be part of the important work that the Trust is involved with.
Although I am a student of Marine Science, I chose to work with Sarah on her bat project as bats echolocate in the same way