As part of our ongoing curiosity in to how to best manage farmland in a way that works with the environment, we invited our good friend Geoff Vowles to visit one of our research farms to survey hoverflies.
Geoff is a retired pathologist, amateur naturalist and talented photographer. Head of Communications and Government Affairs Dr Julian Little worked with Geoff to produce a Hoverfly Guide, sharing the outcome of his visit to our research farm and also some helpful advice on encouraging hoverflies on your farm to get the most out of a sustainable agricultural system.
Hoverflies have an important role in many ecosystems – in recognition of what makes them special, we’ve created this infographic – free for you to re-use.
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