Grazer of the Week 31st May; Conwy the Carneddau Pony

Conwy the Carneddau Pony RSPB PONT Cymru Grazer of the WeekConwy the Carneddau Pony grazes at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve near Llandudno.

RSPB Conwy is a haven for wetland birds such as curlews, redshanks and grazing wigeons, with two large lagoons, reedbeds and islands.

The ponies are an important part of the habitat management here as lawnmowers, keeping the grass short to encourage ground-nesting birds such as Lapwing. In winter, the ponies munch on reeds and brambles too, preventing these plants from spreading across the reserve.

The reserve is overlooked by the ponies ancestral home; the Carneddau mountains. Life on the mountains is tough and these ponies are therefore as hardy as they come, perfectly suited to life as conservation grazers.

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