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Grazer of the Week 21st June; Pryderi the Welsh Mountain Sheep

Our Grazer of the Week this week is Pryderi the Welsh Mountain Sheep, who grazes some really interesting habitat, managed by the Woodland Trust at Coed Felenrhyd and Llennyrch. This woodland in the Snowdonia National Park has a place in Welsh legend; it is mentioned in the Mabinogion as the last

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What makes sheep useful for conservation grazing?

We’ve talked about the reasons why horses and cattle are useful for conservation grazing but what about sheep? Sheep graze differently to cattle and ponies, nibbling very close to the ground, which in high densities can create a very short sward. This can be of benefit to ground nesting birds such

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Grazer of the Week 12th April; Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep

Our youngest Grazer of the Week so far is Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep. Seren grazes in the beautiful Elan Valley. The 70 square miles of the Elan Valley includes moorland, rhos pasture, bog, woodland, wildflower meadows and reservoir. The area is of national importance for wildlife and incorporates 12 separate

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Grazer of the Week; Ffen the Welsh Mule Sheep

Ffen is Welsh Mule Sheep, who is currently grazing at Morfa Madryn Local Nature Reserve¬†with her flock, which consists mostly of Welsh Mountain and Welsh Mule Sheep. Morfa Madryn is a protected area of coastal grassland and saltmarsh which supports 7% of the Welsh breeding lapwing population. With it’s close proximity

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