Devon SSSI nature reserve and eco lodges - Maggie's Blog
Summer flowers and stooks...
This year with lighter grazing the cows have left more of the flowers on Popehouse Moor! Usually we keep them out of part of the grass (a different bit each year) to leave some of the later flowers. But this year, with just 4 young animals grazing both Popehouse Moor and Lower Newland Moor it has been easier on the flowers. I'm not sure we've got it entirely right yet though - rushes are thriving and although the purple moor grass clumps have been mostly munched, there's plenty of angelica - often a sign of under grazing.
We'll see, but for now I'm rejoicing in my favourite summer flower, meadowsweet, which is in full frothy bloom.