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- Farmland Wildlife
- History of Farming in Delta
- How You Can Help
Read "Farmland & Wildlife," the biannual newsletter of Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust. To subscribe to an electronic copy of our newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "e newsletter" in the subject heading. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (download it here) to view the newsletter.
NEW! December 2016: New DF&WT Program Manager, Day at the Farm Wrap-up and Summer Songbird Surveys with BCIT
July 2016: Interview with Delta Farmers Mike and Susan Guichon, UBC Pollinator Science research with Martina Clausen, and "Our Roots, Our Future" Fundraiser
December 2015: BCIT ER Student Songbird Surveys, Local Pollinators and Planting Two New Hedgerows With Diamond Head Consulting Ltd.
July 2015: DF&WT-UBC Soil Evaluation, Bryanna Thiel's Hedgerow Research Results, 10th Anniversary "Day at the Farm" 2015
December 2014: Hedgerow Establishment on Delta Farm, Wireworm Study and Summer Barn Swallow Project, New Office Coordinator
July 2014: Delta Ag with Ron Harris, Update from BCIT GLSA Mowing Experiment, Working with Ag and Wildlife Data, Leave a Legacy
December 2013: Barn Swallows in Grassland Set-asides, Nutrient Management in Delta, and Dru Yates' GLSA Research
July 2013: The Function of Hedgerows in Agricultural Landscapes, Interview with Gordon Huff, Summer Solstice Fundraiser
December 2012: New Program Coordinator, Ag & Environemnt Forum, Young Naturalist Citizen Science, Earthworm Study, Biodiversity of Set-asides
July 2012: The True Cost of Food, Interview with Noel Roddick, Wildlife Research Updates, Visit from UK Farmers
December2011: Frozen Foods, Interview with Art Bomke, Day at the Farm, Grassland Set-aside Experiment
July 2011: Arthropod Diversity Inventory, Clover Acreage Increased, Barn Owl Boxes, Summer Solstice Fundraiser, Vancity Funding
December 2010: Crop Harvest Woes, Benfits of Clover Cover Crops, Greenfields Bulletin, and Meadowlarks
July 2010: Cover Crop Research, Invertebrate Sampling, Day at the Farm, Short-eared Owls, and Environment Canada Grant
December 2009: Losing Wildlife, Winter Wheat, Former Trust Biologist Helps Out, Snow Goose Habitat Changes, and Student Work Experience with DF&WT
July 2009: Short-eared Owls, Day at the Farm, National Wildlife Areas, UBC Agroecology Students, GIS Student Work Experience, Stripe Rust and Winter Wheat
December 2008: GIS Software, Winter Wheat Trials, Farm Biodiversity, Eco-friendly Crop Rotations, Greenfields Bulletin, and Barn Owls
July 2008: 15 Years of DF&WT Stewardship, Crop Rotations, Swans and Potatoes, Honey Bees in Grassland Set-asides, Farmer Service & Stewardship Awards, Century of Farming in Delta, and BC Fresh Signage
December 2007: Message from DF&WT Chair, Greenfields Bulletin, Urban Forest Planting, Day at the Farm, and Snow Geese from the Air
July 2007: Delta Agricultural Census, Regional Soil Surveys, Barn Owls, Greenfields Bulletin, and Hedgerows
- Get To Know SOME OF OUR WILDLIFE:
- Northern Shrike Known as the "Butcher Bird," the Shrike impales prey on thorns to attract mates and mark its territory.
- Lesser Snow Goose Snow Geese congregate on farm fields by the tens of thousands searching for potatoes, grain, and grass.
- Bumblebee These insects benefit farmers by pollinating crops. They find refuges in Grassland Set-asides and Hedgerows.