Monday, 14 October 2013

8th October: Cattle on the Reserve

Part of the Reserve is now home to thirty cattle, who are settling in nicely! If you are out and about on Holy Island now you may spot this herd roaming through the dunes.

Two of the newly-arrived cows, looking out onto their new home

As the cows are able to roam freely among the dunes of the Reserve, including the main paths, signs have been installed to warn visitors and we remind you of the importance of keeping dogs on a short lead and under strict control when walking through the areas where livestock are present.

Like the sheep, the cattle play a very important role in keeping the vegetation of Holy Island in the best condition for growth of the Island's unique flora. They also help to remove invasive non-native plants.

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