Grazer of the Week is Charlie the Dartmoor pony. Charlie is our oldest grazer of the week yet at 30 years old!
Charlie grazes at the National Grid Hirwaun Sub Station, which is the sub station for the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm. This is one of only a handful of lowland raised bogs in Wales. Working with the National Grid, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council and the local community, we have helped to get this site grazed optimally.
A mixture of cattle, ponies and sheep have grazed the site over the last year. Trans-located dyers greenweed and devil’s-bit scabious, moved to safety during previous works, has successfully settled back in on site. What’s more, last year there were 11 marsh fritillary larval webs found here. The grazing seems to be working well and we are now looking to extend the grazing area.
Would you like to show off your grazing animals? You can enter your animals for the chance to feature as ‘Grazer of the Week’ by using #grazeroftheweek and tagging @pontcymru on Instagram and Facebook. Tell us a bit about you and your animals, we love to hear your stories.
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Contact us if you have a site that needs conservation grazing.