Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Ground poached by the Shorefield bullocks
The Shorefield is a large area of ground, I have estimated it (unnofficially) to be around 20 acres. We have just five bullocks on it, but they have already done a surprising amount of 'damage' over much of the area. Here you can see the effects of 'poaching' by their hooves in a fairly soft patch close to a phragmites reed bed. The green spear-like shoots you can see are young Yellow Flag Irises (Iris pseudocorus).