One man’s passion for the natural world has led to his family supporting UK wildlife conservation to the tune of £1,000,000, through feeding birds on a spectacular scale.
Nicholas Watts’ passion for birds has shaped his method of wildlife-friendly farming. He grows more than 400 acres of seeds for birds and is the largest grower of sunflowers in the UK. Since 2007 his award-winning business, Vine House Farm, has produced 13,000 tonnes of bird seed, enough to fill 26 million garden feeders!
Through a partnership with The Wildlife Trusts, five per cent of bird food sales are donated to Vine House Farm customers’ local Wildlife Trust. Royalties will this month reach £1,000,000, supporting The Wildlife Trusts’ work to protect and restore areas for nature and inspire people to experience wildlife first-hand.