A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Thursday 1 March 2012

Woolly lawnmowers

The uneven ground at Daneway banks is difficult to mow or cultivate so sheep are a good way of keeping the grass under control, and as a result this nature reserve is a fine example of unimproved grassland and a habitat of rare butterflies such as the large blue. The banks are also covered by the hills of the yellow meadow ant.

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