RSPB reaches out to farmers at show

FARMERS interested in Environmental Stewardship schemes but unsure of their options are being offered free advice at the Tendring Hundred Show, which takes place on Saturday, July 10.

Frank Vargas, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ new Essex farmland bird adviser, will be on hand at the RSPB’s stand within the countryside and conservation area to answer visitors’ questions on the best package of options to help farmland birds and other wildlife.

He can help with conservation management and explain how effective it can be in increasing populations of declining farmland bird species as well as boosting the financial benefits of farming. Mr Vargas, said: “Many farmers in the region are doing their bit to help declining bird populations, and I am here to make sure they have all the support they need to access agri-environment funding.”

The countryside area at the show will also include “Owls R Us”, a display of birds of prey, while the flower marquee will include two displays marking the 50th anniversary of the Beth Chatto Gardens.

Other attractions at the Tendring Show this year include the Chariots of Fire pony display team and the Colchester Gladiators American Football team and cheerleaders.

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The show takes place at Lawford Park, Lawford, near Manningtree, and is open from 8.30am.

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