Happy Hebrideans

Happy Hebrideans at Hauxley. Picture by Duncan Hutt
Happy Hebrideans at Hauxley. Picture by Duncan Hutt

Hebridean sheep from Flexigraze, a regional conservation project, have been busy grazing a small meadow area on the Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Hauxley Nature Reserve.

The area is a diverse patch of grassland which has begun to lose its richness over recent years, so hopefully the introduction of a conservation grazing programme should help improve it for the future. The sheep have moved on to another area of the reserve and will be busy on further grazing jobs around the site over forthcoming months, but the more tricky areas will have to wait until the spring.