Limagrain mixture boosts winter feed for wildlife at RSPB Frampton Marsh

Limagrain’s Waterbird Scrape mixture is sown into a drained scrape area in summer. “It produces an abundance of seeds and nectar,” says Limagrain’s Ian Misselbrook. “This year supplies have continued well into the autumn.”

The scrape is flooded over winter and the rotting vegetation will provide food for a diverse range of invertebrates that then become an attractive and plentiful food source for over-wintering wildfowl and waders, as well as migrant bird species passing through during spring and summer.

Limagrain donates the Waterbird Scrape mixture as part of an on-going project. “We also provide the bespoke Wild Bird Feed mixture for reserves at Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore. This benefits declining farmland birds, such as corn buntings, tree sparrows and yellowhammers by providing an additional food supply.”

Frampton Marsh anticipates record-breaking visitor numbers for 2016 at 50,000 as the reserve’s reputation grows for attracting record numbers of wading bird species.

Greenfinch on Limagrain bird feeding mix, at RSPB Frampton Marsh

Ian Misselbrook

Grass Seed Manager UK and Ireland

Ian is responsible for co-ordinating all the grass seed activities in the UK and Ireland. He started out as a plant breeder and has been working in the seed business for over forty years.

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