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Farming for Beetles

Entomologist and farmer Sally-Ann Spence has dedicated her life to the study of dung beetles. She's restored chalk downland in Wiltshire to create the perfect habitat for insects.

Verity Sharp meets a farmer who's a leading expert on dung beetles. Sally-Ann Spence is a passionate entomologist who's created a haven for insects on the family arable farm. By grazing carefully selected sheep and cattle, she's restored ancient chalk grasslands in Wiltshire. Sally-Ann's transformed an old dairy into a laboratory and lecture room. She calls it "The Berrycroft Hub" and each year welcomes scores of people, from children and conservationists, to farmers and villagers, teaching them how agriculture and bio-diversity can work side-by-side.

Producer: Rebecca Rooney

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22 minutes

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Sun 3 Nov 2019 06:35


  • Sun 3 Nov 2019 06:35