A bee in the Yeo Valley organic garden A bee in the Yeo Valley organic garden

Biodiversity with Steve Backshall

At Yeo Valley we’re really proud of our organic farms and their role in supporting biodiversity. Our farms thrive with wildlife and provide a safe haven for many wild species including bees, mice, owls and skylarks to grow and flourish. Supporting our natural wildlife enables a more productive ecosystem.

We’ve teamed up with everyone’s favourite naturalist, Steve Backshall, to shine a light on biodiversity on organic farms and to explore how we can support it in our own back gardens.

Yeo Valley and Steve Backshall on biodiversity and organic farming

The Sound of the Organic Farm

The Sound of the Organic Farm

This first of a kind, on-farm recording brings to life all the wonderful and unique sounds that can be heard on our organic farms.

Over the course of the bustling track, you can listen in on a number of species in their natural environment, showcasing how organic farms are home to a whole range of creatures and wild plants.

So plug into nature and out of lockdown with the sounds of Yeo Valley!

Behind the recording of our Biodiversity Soundscape

Behind the recording of our Biodiversity Soundscape

Supported by Steve Backshall, we captured the different hums, echos and buzzes that can be heard on our organic dairy farm, from morning to evening, to form a fifteen-minute soundscape filled with nature’s melody.

In this video he talks through why listening to the sounds of nature can be a great way to connect to it!

 

The How-To Videos

Grab a note book and watch our series of videos with Steve Backshall. Here he demonstrates 4 fun and creative activities you can recreate at home to make your outdoor space a more alluring and welcoming habitat for British wildlife.

The Bug Hotel

The Bug Hotel

Create your very own Bug Hotel!

The Wild Water Feature

The Wild Water Feature

Build a wild water feature for your own garden!

The Bird Box

The Bird Box

Attract birds into your garden by building them a safe space to nest in.

The Wild Garden

The Wild Garden

Let a corner of your garden get a little bit wild

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