It’s time to vote in the Nature of Farming award which is the UK’s biggest farm wildlife award.
Last year 22,000 of us voted to choose the winner from four finalists chosen by experts.
The award has never been won by an English farm although it has travelled around Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Perhaps with three English farms in the shortlist this year (and one from Northern Ireland) it is the turn of the English.
But which to choose?
My vote goes to Henry Edmunds even though the other farmers are hugely deserving too.
I met Henry many times at his excellent farm and I remember him delighting in showing me the chalk grassland on his farm which he has looked after and in some cases created. Henry has done a lot for stone curlews over the years and his farm went organic some years back. He’s such a nice guy, and a really wildlife-friendly farmer, that he gets a mention in Chapter 7 of Fighting for Birds.