Barn Owl Trophy Winner 2017

A Wiltshire farmer, Ashton Hawker, of Gardner’s Farm near Chippenham, has beaten five regional finalists to win the coveted Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West’s (FWAG SW) regional Barn … Read More

Response to Michael Gove’s Announcement

FWAG SW Response to Michael Gove’s Announcement on current Countryside Stewardship Schemes FWAG SW welcomes Michael Gove’s announcement that Countryside Stewardship and future agri-environment schemes will be easier to access … Read More


Over recent years, there has been a dramatic decline of bumblebees and other pollinators with two bumblebee species having gone extinct since the start of the 20th century, and a … Read More


Autumn is now upon us, bringing more wet weather, humid conditions and decay, recharging the countryside for spring. However, the months of September and October often give clear fine days … Read More

Devon Bronze Otter – 2017 Results

FWAG SouthWest’s Farming & Wildlife Awards recognise commercial farms that have successfully combined food production with sustainability, environmental protection and wildlife gains. The competitions are key items in delivering our … Read More


August and September can be a hectic time of year for many, with the harvest to bring in (between the showers) and Autumn just around the corner. The countryside makes … Read More


With the longest day of the year behind us, we have reached the height of summer. The long days of June combined with the exceptionally hot weather over the last … Read More