Why is the RSPB interested in farming? Farmland is crucial for many of our countryside birds.
Nowadays, farmland is a much more challenging place for farmers and wildlife than it used to be.
To help find ways for modern farming methods and wildlife to co-exist, we bought an arable farm.
We're developing new farming techniques which help both farmers and wildlife, while also making a profit.
Since we started farming here, birds and other wildlife have really benefited.
Here are some of Hope Farm's greatest successes.
Species which rely the most on farmland have increased the most (and they are the ones that need most help)
In 2010 there were 10 skylark territories
By 2015 there were 43 skylark territories
In 2010 there were 14 yellowhammer territories
By 2015 there were 35 yellowhammer territories
The FBI for the whole of England has decreased by around 10% since 2000
England fell 10%
But by 2015, Hope Farm's FBI had increased by 174% from 2000 levels
Hope Farm increased 174%
The measure for numbers of wintering birds on the farm has increased by 1,778% since 2000
In winter 2000-2001, there was a peak count of 2 yellowhammers on the farm
In winter 2015-2016, there was a peak count of 723 yellowhammers on the farm
In 2015, numbers of butterflies were up 224% from 2000 levels
This was down to more flowers at the edges of fields, providing more food for butterflies
We have three times as many bumblebees as a nearby farm
This is because the other farm doesn't have so many flowers around the edges of its fields.
Thanks for all your support! Hope Farm is a perfect example of how we can help farmland wildlife - and how we can work with farmers across the country.
Give a regular gift to Hope Farm. Your donation will help us continue our work here, as we show farmers and decision makers that profitable farming can also be wildlife-friendly.