Our research in action

Learn with live pheasant chicks

Young pheasant poults will help demonstrate the results of a fascinating study into whether simple techniques introduced in the early stages of a reared pheasant’s life help it survive better once released, and this has achieved some remarkable results.

Pheasant poult

Dealing with gape worm

Demonstrating how research is getting to grips with the terrible parasite gape worm is sure to prove a fascinating but gruesome draw! Researchers Dr Rufus Sage and Owen Gethings will be graphically demonstrating how the parasite successfully survives in the soil and discussing how to reduce the intensity of this infection around feeding areas.

Discover the latest Woodcock Watch findings

We will be reporting the latest findings from our satellite tagging project, which is now following the hazardous migration journeys of more than 56 tagged birds as they fly back to their breeding grounds in Siberia and beyond.

Best practice snaring from Perdix Wildlife Supplies

We’re delighted that Perdix Wildlife Supplies will be on our stand’s Advisory area, demonstrating the latest trapping and wildlife monitoring techniques and hardware.

Find out about the latest cover crop developments

We’re delighted that Bright Seeds will be displaying an extensive range of fully grown crops on the stand, enabling people to catch up on the latest developments in cover crops and wildlife bird seed mixes.

Bring the whole family – Visit our fun and interactive exhibit designed to encourage the younger generation to learn all about countryside, wildlife management and conservation

Look though the microscope to see all nature of insects and bugs, dead and alive, and talk to our student entomologists about the important role insects play, even the ugly ones! Take part in some fun quizzes, with colouring sheets for the little ones. Learn all about our new Junior Membership, and see how Sparsholt College uses our science and research in education through courses and careers advice.

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