In February 2017, Cenin Renewables completed construction of Home Farm 3MW solar array at The Drope, western Cardiff.
The site is maintained by horticultural expert Glyn Seburn, who has done a lot of work on the ponds and woodland areas.
Some updates from Home Farm:
May 2017: New pond finished and planted with wildflower meadow. Nest boxes installed and habitat areas created for various species.
May 2018: great tit chicks are nearly fully fledged and showing themselves at the nest box entrance holes. Moorhen chicks are growing well and are with both parents. Baby rabbits have arrived on the new pond bank. Dan installs four bee hives at Home Farm near the old pond.
November 2018: bat boxes built. Bird boxes cleared of old nests and cleaned out for next year’s nesting birds to use (if not cleaned out the bacteria from droppings will make the nest box an unhealthy environment for the next year’s birds).
January 2019: bat boxes and Tawny Owl box installed in trees at Home Farm.
June 2019: wildflower meadows are established. Mistle Thrush and Pied Wagtail are feeding over the panels. Toads are in the pond.
Photos below (taken by Glyn) or (the crane and the fox) our motion capture nature camera which is triggered by wildlife passing in front of it.