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Sheep and Cows

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Each year we have Dexter cattle on the wetland to help us manage the vegetation. Yesterday the farmer from Big Sheep Little Cow in Bedale dropped off two cows for us, to help reduce the height of the grass and rush sward over the coming weeks.

Today, local farmer Keith Percival delivered us a flock of 11 Herdwick sheep and 16 lambs to help manage the grasses on the moorland.

These are now contained just on the top moor, but after the wildflower meadow is cut at the end of July they will be moved onto this area.  This will help the wildflowers by breaking up the structure of the grasses and creating scrapes in which next year's seeds can germinate.


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