Last of the Autumn jobs

Thursday, October 27th 2011

As the nights draw in, the final few Autumnal tasks are being completed. The middle moor was harrowed and sown with a wildflower seed mix.

Harrowing the meadow

The seed was sown by hand.

Sowing Wildflower seed

The Belted Galloway cattle were entertained by all of the activity!

Belted Galloways

Wildflower seed mixture was also scattered around the lake area where the bare soil remains after the re-profiling earlier this year.

Scattering Wildflower seed

One of our younger visitors kindly donated a Mink to add to the taxidermy collection. This was gratefully received and will be on display after some TLC from our local taxidermist. It is a different colour and size to the one already in the classroom which is great to show people how much variation there is across this species.

Mink for the classroom


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