PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate grazing for the benefit of the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of Wales.

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Grazing Case Studies

Hay Exchange

Training & Events

PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate grazing for the benefit of the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of Wales.

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Grazing Case Studies

Hay Exchange

Training & Events

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PONT works with individuals and organisations to deliver appropriate grazing regimes for the benefit of wildlife, both on individual sites and at a local and regional level.

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  • Continuing our waxcap grasslands theme Teleri is grazing at a
    3 days ago by pontcymru Continuing our waxcap grasslands theme, Teleri is grazing at a farm near Dylife in Powys. The flock of Torwen badger faced sheep are grazing with two ponies to preserve these grasslands for at least seven species of waxcaps which are found fruiting here at this time of year. The horses take the longer, rougher vegetation stimulating more palatable regrowth which is more digestible for the sheep. On this site, the beautiful pink ballerina waxcap can be found. The UK is home to around half the world population of this waxcap. Read more at pontcymru.org/grazer-of-the-week-19th-october-teleri-the-torwen  #GrazeroftheWeek   #GrazingisAmazing   #PoriynRhagori   #waxcaps   #waxcapgrasslands   #waxcaps 
  • Prosiect cyffrous newydd gan PONT yn nalgylch Afon Dyfi Mae
    4 days ago by pontcymru *Prosiect cyffrous newydd gan PONT yn nalgylch Afon Dyfi* Mae PONT wedi llwyddo i sicrhau arian grant gan Lywodraeth Cymru a’r Undeb Ewropeaidd drwy Gynllun Rheoli Cynaliadwy y Cynllun Datblygu Gwledig. Nod Prosiect Dolau Dyfi yw gwella a chreu cynefinoedd bywyd gwyllt a helpu i gysylltu pobl a byd natur drwy amrywiaeth o weithgareddau mewn cymunedau lleol ac yn yr ardal ehangach.  #PoriynRhagori   #PONTCymru   #conservationgrazing   #wildflowers   #habitatcreation   #habitat   #wales   #habitatmanagement   #meadowsgroup   #arts   #communityproject   #machynlleth   #ecodyfi   #coedlleol   #farming   #welshfarming 
  • Exciting new PONT project in the Dyfi catchment PONT has
    4 days ago by pontcymru *Exciting new PONT project in the Dyfi catchment* PONT has successfully secured grant funding from the Welsh Government and European Union through the Rural Development Plan Sustainable Management Scheme. The Dolau Dyfi Project aims to enhance and create wildflower habitat and help connect people and nature through a range of activities in and near local communities. You can read more about this exciting new project at our website (link in bio)  #GrazingisAmazing   #PONTCymru   #conservationgrazing   #wildflowers   #habitatcreation   #habitat   #wales   #habitatmanagement   #meadowsgroup   #arts   #communityproject   #machynlleth   #ecodyfi   #coedlleol   #farming   #welshfarming 
  • GrazeroftheWeek this Friday follows on from our Habitat in Focus
    1 week ago by pontcymru  #GrazeroftheWeek  this Friday follows on from our Habitat in Focus and ties in with  #WoolWeek2019 . Ellie Wellie the Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep, a breed local to the Tywi Valley, is a conservation grazer on Cae Waxcap at  @walesbotanic   #nationalbotanicgardensofwales . Grass length needs to be kept low for the waxcap fruiting season in September-November so the sheep have been in the field since early July. Grassland fungi cannot tolerate artificial fertiliser – it can take them decades to recover from just one application which is why grassland fungi have disappeared from large stretches of Welsh pasture over the past 70-80 years.
  • This week is WorldCommonsWeek2019 and we are celebrating our wonderful
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru This week is  #WorldCommonsWeek2019  and we are celebrating our wonderful commons, which cover 8.4% of Wales. Commons are important for nature and often large swaths of our most beautiful landscapes. The original meaning of the term ‘commons’ comes from the way communities managed land that was held ‘in common’ in medieval Europe. Across Wales, they include important habitats such as Fridd, rhos pasture, woodland, heathland (wet, dry, dune), bog and limestone cliff. They support rare species such as marsh fritillary, golden plover, curlew, Southern damselfly, powdercap strangler and fen orchid. We have farmers and their grazing animals to thank for
  • Habitat in Focus Waxcap Grasslands Take a walk across unimproved
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru Habitat in Focus; Waxcap Grasslands Take a walk across unimproved upland sheep pasture at this time of year and your eye may be caught by a splash of bright colour in the sward. Autumn is the time when the fruiting bodies of waxcap fungi (Hygrocybe) emerge and they are truly extraordinary. In a variety of colours, including white, yellow, red, pink and bright green, these fungi are still a mystery to mycologists. Waxcaps only appear on short swards and they are intolerant to ploughing, seeding and fertiliser. Recent surveys have shown that waxcap grasslands are more extensive in the UK