Derby park getting ready for cattle
Wed 26 Apr 2017
The Higher Level Stewardship (Natural England) project for Sinfin Moor Park has been completed, with support from Friends of Sinfin Moor Park LNR and Derby Parks Volunteers. The project is part of the restoration of the native wildflower meadows within the balancing pond and pylon fields at the park. Part of the project involves bringing in cattle to graze the fields this summer and autumn!
In order to prepare the area for the cattle, 200 metres of hedge laying has been completed by Derby Parks Volunteers. This prolongs the life of the hedges, which are a vital food source for local wildlife. The new cattle line fence is currently being placed in front of the hedges.
Before the cattle can be released onto the site, further work has been taking place on the balancing pond, small triangle and pylon fields. Firstly, scrub was cleared from the boundaries and secondly, the remaining fencing, kissing gates and cattle holding facilities were installed.
We can't wait to welcome the cattle onto the site!