Friday, 26 September 2014

26th September: Sheep arrive

Part of the Snook is now home to a flock of 22 sheep for the winter. The sheep are here to act as living 'grasscutters', opening up the vegetation to allow Lindisfarne's amazing summer flora to thrive and most importantly, to keep invasive species such as Michaelmas daisy in check.

Sheep arriving

Michaelmas daisy

The sheep have only been in-situ for a few days but have already made a big impact on the vegetation, especially the Michaelmas daisy - all of the pale purple flowerheads were gone from the enclosure by the next day!

The sheep enclosure before the flock arrives....
...and a few days after. Big difference!

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