How grazing ponies help biodiversity in the New Forest
27th May 2020
Join Lyndsey on an evening walk in the New Forest, where she wanders down to the bog and spots some of the plants that are growing there in early summer.
Lyndsey explains the relationship between grazing and the flora and fauna of the New Forest valley mires, meeting cattle and ponies – including the latest foal to join the family – along the way.
About Lyndsey and her farm
Lyndsey Stride is a New Forest Commoner and Forest School Leader. She farms with her husband Robert and his family. They turn out cattle, New Forest ponies and pigs on to the open New Forest. She’s passionate about the traditional commoning way of life and the unique habitats this has created in the New Forest.
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