Moorland Management

Friday, August 29th 2014

With the moorland wildflower meadow now cut and cleared off the next stage of managing this habitat has begun. More Yellow Rattle seed has been spread across the area by volunteers.

Four Belted Galloways have also arrived on site, they are currently feeding off the meadow area, but once this has greened up they will be moved across. As the cattle move around they create little scrapes and scuffs in the sward, breaking up the cover of the grasses and allowing space for wildflower seeds to germinate.

We will, hopefully, all be able to enjoy the benefits of our hard work here next summer when the meadow is once again in full bloom.


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