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Species in Focus; Chough

Chough Vaughn Matthews The chough is a member of the crow family, distinctive from others thanks to its red legs and beak. The chough has a slightly shyer nature than other crows. They can be seen from the Wales Coast Path performing aerial acrobatics and calling with their distinctive call. The

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Grazier of the Month; Sorcha and Brian Lewis

Meadow on the farm, Sorcha Lewis In 2019, we told you about some of the amazing grazing animals that are working on Brian and Sorcha Lewis conservation grazing projects across Wales. Now for 2020, we’d love to highlight some of the wonderful graziers who look after these animals. We are really

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Training for the Cornish National Nature Reserves

PONT staff spent a brilliant week in Cornwall running courses for the Cornish National Nature Reserves staff and graziers, including the following courses: -Conservation grazing management Different options and methods of grazing and managing livestock for nature conservation on a variety of habitats. -Stock Checker Covering all aspects of checking stock -Grazier

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Kenfig Diaries; Lambing Season

Welcome to our new guest blog the Kenfig Diaries; an insight into the life of a grazier and farmer, by Lloyd Williams. Lloyd grazes sheep and cattle at Kenfig National Nature Reserve, which is a highly protected site for its rare flora, including the fen orchid. It’s also a haven for

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Grazed coastal heath habitat, habitats such as these can attract funding

Habitat in Focus; Coastal heath

Grazed coastal heath Llyn Peninsula Coastal heath is classified as lowland heath, occurring at an altitude of 300m or below along the coastline of Wales. It is a broadly open landscape on impoverished, acidic mineral and shallow soil, characterised by over 25% cover of ericaceous shrubs Ponies conservation grazing Penmaen Burrows

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Grazier of the Month; Gemma Haines

Gemma Haines, Woolies Wellies and Wine In 2019, we told you about some of the amazing grazing animals that are working on conservation grazing projects across Wales. Now for 2020, we’d love to highlight some of the wonderful graziers who look after these animals. We are really proud to work with

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