Autumn Jobs

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

The Belted Galloway cattle and Herdwick sheep have spent the summer grazing the moorland to help us to manage the wildflower habitats found here.  As autumn is on its way and the supply of fresh grass is dwindling we said goodbye to them yesterday as they returned to the farm.  They have done a very good job keeping check of the coarse grasses which otherwise would dominate this beautiful area.

Volunteers found themselves working on the wetland.  Over the past few weeks the bunds have had their autumn cut; this was raked up and burned.  This is done to help control rushes which have spread across the area, outcompeting some of the more delicate wildflowers and grasses.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved during this task, the wetland is looking great and we are looking forward to seeing the benefit of this work next spring and summer! 


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