Field Margins

Field margins are the areas between the crop and the field boundary and in most cases, they occur adjacent to hedgerows. The field margin is often overlooked as a habitat as it is regarded as part of the hedgerow.

At Patshull, and our other farms, we have ensured that we have a wide margin edging the fields – these strips ensure that wildlife can travel safely around the fields and protect them from farm inputs which might impact any wildlife, such as fertiliser. They help maintain a varied structure to support a diverse range of species.

A group of wild flowers growing in a fieldA butterfly landing on a flower budDaisies growing amongst other plantlife