Grazer of the Week this week is Bera the Carneddau pony. Bera was born this spring at Hafan y Môr, near Pwllheli.
Hafan y Môr is a SSSI and a SAC for coastal grassland, fen and heath. The site has been ungrazed for 40 years and following surveys and advice from PONT, Bourne Leisure funded fencing to enable grazing to be reintroduced.
16 Carneddau ponies spent the winter on the site. The ponies have already made routes around the site through deep bracken and have started to open up the vegetation.
This herd were gathered from the Carneddau in 2017, arranged by PONT with the National Trust and local graziers. The ponies spend the summer in the Conwy Valley grazing National Trust land and ffridd habitat, then they spend the winter at Hafan y Mor.
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