Carrs Farm is a fine example of a traditional dales farm. Decades of cattle grazing, haymaking and lack of fertilisers have created the wildlife haven we see today. Flocks of birds such as lapwing, curlew and snipe invade the farm every spring to nest and rear their chicks. In the summer the haymeadows are a sea of wildflowers and are not harvested until late July when the flowers have faded. Natural England are proud to support the wildlife friendly management under its Environmental Stewardship Scheme and to help create even greater natural interest.