Hello Sheep

Thursday, July 25th 2013

Local farmer Keith Percival dropped off a mixed flock of Herdwick, Swaledale and Cheviot sheep to help us manage the moorland and wildflower meadow.

In total, he left us 29 hoggits, which will help to reduce the height of the grass sward over the coming weeks.

The species list from the Bioblitz is still growing, with the total now standing at just under 600, with many more names still to come back.  One of the surprises of the weekend was this female Golden-ringed Dragonfly - another new species for the reserve!  This dragonfly is one of the largest found in the UK and breeds in moorland streams where the larvae live partially buried in fine silt.

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