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Horses Grazing

All grasslands need some management either by grazing or cutting. As an example, here are some ponies which are lightly summer grazing the Orchid-rich calcareous grassland of the Burren National Park.

A relatively novel approach to grassland restoration is via the use of ‘Green Hay’. This technique involves freshly cut green hay from a species-rich meadow (donor field) being collected and then strewn on a cut species-poor field (receptor field), ideally on the same day. This method is a way of increasing plant diversity in the receptor field by transferring the seeds from the wild flowers & grasses growing in the donor field. Read more about it by clicking on the image below to download our information leaflet.

Green Hay Leaflet