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Grazer of the Week 8th November; Red the Highland Cross

Red is part of an innovative new community cow-share project taking place on Gower. The cow-shares aim is to rear a small herd of cattle on Fairwood Common, helping to preserve the wildlife value of the common along with other commoners. Red is a Highland x Aberdeen Angus, a small, hardy

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Grazer of the Week 1st November; Honeysuckle the Welsh Mountain Pony

Ffermymorlais Honeysuckle is a 2-year old Gower-bred filly. With her herd, all of whom are registered Welsh Mountain Ponies with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, she grazes at Oxwich National Nature Reserve on Gower. Part of an active Welsh Mountain Pony Breeding Stud, the fillies become conservation grazers after weaning.

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Grazer of the Week 19th October; Teleri the Torwen

Continuing our waxcap grasslands theme, Teleri is grazing at a farm near Dylife in Powys. The flock of Torwen badger faced sheep are grazing with two ponies, which is preserving these grasslands for at least seven species of waxcaps which are found fruiting here at this time of year. The horses

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Grazer of the Week 11th October; Ellie Wellie the Balwen

Ellie Wellie. Photo Rebecca Thomas Our Grazer of the Week is Ellie Wellie the Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep, who is providing vital conservation grazing on waxcap grasslands at Waun Las NNR. Waun Las is a National Nature Reserve and an economically-viable organic working farm at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

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Grazer of the Week 4th October; White Walker the Welsh Pony

Formally feral pony, White Walker recently made the move from the Gower Hills to the edge of the Black Mountains. So named for her eerie blue eye! With her sister Baby Dice, she is grazing a wet meadow with dominant molinia grass, to help maintain the habitat for marsh fritillary butterflies.

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Grazer of the Week 27th September; Connor the Highland Cow

Connor the Highland steer is an essential team member of the Coedwigoedd Glaw Celtaidd Cymru – Celtic Rainforests Wales project. The Celtic Rainforests Wales project aims to protect this special Atlantic Oak Woodland/ Celtic Rainforest habitat for future generations by controlling invasive species such as Rhododendron, introducing conservation grazing at specific

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