How about this for a moo-ving story….🐄
In an effort to improve biodiversity, Adur District Council has stepped in to clear the blocked cattle grids at Mill Hill Local Nature Reserve in Shoreham.
Over the years, the crossings have become blocked with silt making them virtually redundant and meaning the local farmer stopped putting his cattle out.
With grazing essential to the long-term management viability of chalk grassland, Adur DC – working with West Sussex Matters and South Downs National Park – stepped in.
The return of the cows means scrubbing is prevented and our diverse chalk grassland can thrive.
With potentially as many as 40 species per square metre, this habitat is more biodiverse than a square metre of tropical rain forest – so the return of cows is great news for our local environment!