Saturday, March 01, 2014

Grazers

Breaking radio silence to show you some photos of british native grazers in action:

Highland cattle
highlands and snowdrops

and Konik ponies
konik


across Wicken Fen nature reserve in cambridgeshire. The idea is these guys simulate the now lost aurochs cattle and tarpan horses which would previously have grazed this landscape keeping at least some of it as open fenland rather than forest.

This little blog post is really just an excuse to point  you to http://breedingback.blogspot.com/ for the Breeding Back blog where you can learn about efforts to provide more realistic aurochs and tarpan simulators still.

Before you go though here's some nice soothing highland close-ups....
dun highlandhighland
black highland





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