Friday, 3 October 2014

3rd October: Settled sheep

The flock of sheep currently grazing among the dunes seem very content with their home for the winter. They have done a brilliant job so far, grazing all the long vegetation within their enclosure and helping the NNR team with preventing regeneration of scrub among the dunes.

Some well-chewed scrub! 

Their fence was extended yesterday to give them more area to graze, and will continue to be extended throughout the winter to ensure they have enough fresh vegetation to eat. This will also maximise the area of the Reserve that will benefit from these living 'lawn-mowers' this year.

Within the enclosure after a week of grazing

Area still to be grazed by the sheep

Doing a great job helping us look after the Reserve

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