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pony conservation grazing coronation meadow

PONT Pony Corner October 2022

Jean and Felix are continuing their grand tour of South Wales! They are now doing some essential meadow management at The Parish Fields Coronation Meadow. This 3 acre site has a remarkable diversity of wild flowers but when horse grazing was stopped in the 1990s, the biodiversity of the site began

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Dolau Dyfi Celebration Event

Join us for a fun event to celebrate the Dolau Dyfi project at Y Plas in Machynlleth, on the 24th September. The project is sadly coming to an end but we will be celebrating with a day packed with activities. Join us for a chance to get involved with nature activities

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Ponts pony corner 2 devil's bit scabious grazing for marsh frits

PONT’s Pony Corner August 2022; more help for Marsh Frits!

Remember Jean from last Pony Corner? This week she was happy to be reunited with some old friends at Butterfly Conservations Caeau Ffos Fach Nature Reserve in Cross Hands. This site is also managed for the endangered Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Jean and Co. are doing a great job of grazing off

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wet feet conservation grazing fens

Conservation Grazing a Fen = Wet Feet!

This is what happens when you forget your wellies for cow checks in a fen! Some of our project officer Emma’s cattle are currently conservation grazing the fen at Oxwich National Nature Reserve. Grazing is a valuable habitat management tool for the fens, as cattle will happily push through the dense

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Jean PONT's Pony Corner Conservation Grazing

PONT’s Pony Corner – July 2022

As you know, conservation grazing is at the heart of what we do at PONT Cymru. We help deliver practical grazing projects. Sometimes that means connecting landowners up with those with hungry animals! Jean the Welsh Mountain pony is one of the stalwarts of our conservation grazing family. She has been

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The use of technology and livestock collars to help graze semi natural habitat such as commons

Boviguard fenceless fencing system on Rhos Common Since 2018 PONT has worked with various partners to trial the use of livestock collars to help keep livestock safe and support tracking on large open spaces. PONT’s first trial was use the Boviguard fenceless fencing system on Rhos Common. Graziers were reluctant to

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