Category Archives: Conservation Grazing

PONT Highlights from 2019

Dexters on Overton Mere PONT has had a very busy and exciting 2019 and as the year draws to a close we wanted to re-visit some of our highlights of the year. We hope you enjoy re-visiting our key moments with us! January PONT Cymru worked with the Wildlife Trust and

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Grazer of the Week 13th December; Sian the Shorthorn x

Sorcha Lewis Sian the Shorthorn cross is on the Cwmdauddwr Common near Rhayader. The common is grazed by graziers from local farms who take pride in the wildlife they see on the commons, such as curlew. This herd is out on the common over the winter period, grazing down the molinia

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Species in Focus: Grass Snake

Grass snakes are Britain’s largest snake, reaching up to 150cm in length. They are olive-green in colour, with a pattern of dark markings along their flanks and a distinctive yellow collar around the neck. Completely harmless to humans, it’s another story when it comes to amphibians! They survive on a diet

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Grazer of the Week 22nd November; Chloe the Welsh Hill Pony

Chloe is a semi-feral Welsh pony, born and bred on the Gower Hills. Pictured here with her foal Gidget, Chloe now conservation grazes around the Gower. Having completed autumn grazing at Roydon’s corner on the South Gower Coast Nature Reserves, Chloe and her small herd are now grazing at hay meadows

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Grazer of the Week 29th November; Buster the Beltie

We have a #GrazeroftheWeek from our conservation grazing colleagues in England this week. Buster the Belted Galloway grazes nature reserves at Oulton for Suffolk Wildlife Trust. This was the first season of conservation grazing for Carr Farm Geese & Galloways and they had the following to say about their first it.

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Grazer of the Week 15th November; Rod Stewart the Highland

Sorcha Lewis ‘Rod Stewart’ the Highland is actually a cow but had to be named as such for her rock star hair! In the beautiful Elan Valley, ‘Rod’ is helping to conserve the curlew population. In the past two decades, the population of curlew across the UK has halved (Source: RSPB

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