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Herdwick sheep

© Josh Kubale

Our livestock help create homes for wildlife.

Livestock are vital to habitat management at our reserves: they remove vigorous grass and scrub, allowing rare plants to flourish, and create bare ground and dung which together provide food and homes for wildlife such birds, bees and other insects. The Trust's team of cows, sheep, goats and pigs help us to manage our nature reserves in a sustainable manner.

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Protecting wild places in Hertfordshire and Middlesex

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading voice for wildlife conservation across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. With volunteers, we manage a network of nature reserves covering nearly 2,000 acres, from beautiful wetlands and woodlands to rare patches of heath and orchard. We take practical action every day to help wildlife flourish.

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Lemsford Springs (c) Josh Kubale

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