Shetland sheep flock to Looe Island
"Grazing more sheep will help keep the maritime grassland in good order so wildlife can flourish. A more open habitat with grassy ledges and a mosaic of small scrubby patches improves conditions for nesting birds. Sheep tracks, foot divots and resting places leave little areas of bare soil, which is ideal for seeds to germinate, that insects and birds can then forage on".Cornwall Wildlife Trust
It costs £1,972 every day to manage our nature reserves.
Update from Jon and Claire on Looe Island: The lambs are looking very at home on the island in wet and windy weather! It was satisfying getting them out here safely. From finding them (Claire and our shearer did a lot of asking around), to thinking about how to contain them in the boat and finding stuff up at West Muchlarnick to build a pen ... and of course the help of the volunteers on a Saturday morning!