How wild farming is helping cuckoos and rare butterflies on Dartmoor

See how good farming practices are helping wildlife in Dartmoor National Park and meet some of the wild inhabitants on this latest Plodcast walk for BBC Countryfile Magazine: season 6, episode 3

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Published: July 8th, 2020 at 8:42 am
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In episode 3, season 6 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Plodcast, we head to Dartmoor to wander through landscapes where farmers have worked to bring wildlife back to their fields and hills.

Listen on for cuckoos, encounters with rare butterflies and some truly uplifting conversation with Tim Martin of Farm Wilder.


A former producer at the BBC’s natural history unit, Tim set up Farm Wilder to help farmers work more sustainably with the land and, as you’ll hear, his work is really paying off. Our own Annabel Ross met him for a walk in the dramatic Devon wilds. For more information, visit Farm Wilder


You can also find the episode directly for iTunes and Spotify on Podfollow


Fergus CollinsEditor, BBC Countryfile Magazine

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