TL9314 : Beetle Bank

near to Salcott-Cum-Virley, Essex, Great Britain

Beetle Bank
Beetle Bank
This is an example of a change in farming practice due to alteration to agricultural subsidies. In the past hedges would be grubbed up to gain maximum return. Now it has become more economic for farmers leave a fallow strip around a field as a “beetle bank” allowing invertebrates to live and provide food for birds and other animals. Also the strip means that herbicides and pesticides are less likely to damage the wildlife in the hedgerows. The photo was taken from the side of the B1023.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 April, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 933 144 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.6903N 0:48.1014E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9325 1435
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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