Category Archives: Essex Countryside

Essex Wildlife: Bats

At Greenstead Farm, we are very fortunate to live in an area and environment where, shortly after sunset, we are treated to an aerial display of small winged mammals going about their evening hunt for insects and food. For many years, and mainly thanks to Bram Stokers "Dracula", bats have been associated with Halloween. The…
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Farm Focus: Harvesting

Over the last few months you will have seen plenty of activity on the farm and around the Essex countryside, often late into the night when whilst the weather is fine and dry - it’s the time of year when farmers are out in their combines bringing in the harvest. Harvesting is the act of…
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Birds of Prey: Barn Owls

We have a spectacular array of wild birds and animals around the farm and of course Tiggy's Barn Educational Farm and Petting Zoo have their very own Tig, a magnificent barn owl. We've put together a little bit more information about Barn Owls to give our younger visitors a little more information on what makes them…
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Riding in the Essex Countryside around Greenstead Farm

The warmer Spring weather has certainly encouraged more people and families to get out and about on their bicycles and Greenstead Farm is a popular destination in the Essex countryside to stop and get refreshments before continuing the journey. If you’re cycling on the rural roads and lanes that surround Greenstead Farm, you are likely to encounter horses,…
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