Watch this space for information on grassland management coming soon!
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.