Are you experts?
No, we’re rank amateurs and learning as we go, so be careful taking anything we say here as being accurate. We do try though.
Do you think you anthropomorphise a bit?
Barn Owls don’t ‘hoot’, do they?
We know (that would be Tawny Owls), but we started calling all owls here ‘Hooty’ a long time ago and the name has stuck as our general term for owls.
Why ‘Tipton’s Croft’?
According to the old tithe records in the 1800’s a Mr Tipton lived nearby and used the field, hence it was recorded then as ‘Tipton’s Croft’ and we thought it would be appropriate to restore this title.
How big is Tipton’s Croft?
About five acres, and linked to a half-acre orchard and a half-acre house and garden.
Are you organic?
No, it would be very hard not to use any chemicals, though we do minimise their use to limited spot spraying of significant weed outbreaks where other measures are not possible and we do not use any artificial fertilisers or add nitrates to the soil.
Can we visit Tipton’s Croft?
It is private land and not open to the general public, but we have visiting wildlife experts and would be happy to discuss visiting by local wildlife groups.
Can we use your photos or videos?
Yes, but please ask first. For non-commercial use we do not charge but would ask for acknowledgement in some way (e.g. a link to the Tipton’s Croft website).