Cattle back on Island
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve has 30 cattle grazing the dunes over the autumn and winter.
The cattle open up the sward and help to manage non-native species such as piri-piri through trampling and grazing. They will be on the reserve until Christmas.
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Last week, the reserve staff and volunteers worked hard cutting and clearing the dune slacks to support the new life such as dune orchids that will appear next spring.