Monday, 16 March 2015
Last week National Trust Rangers started heather burning again on the Long Mynd. Heather burning is a great way to help the heather regenerate quicker and creates the perfect habitat for Grouse. Grouse like to live in tall heather but scout for food in smaller heather, however they wont go to far from cover so heather burning has to be planned carefully. We only have til around the end of March to fit in burning as after that it is ground nesting bird season and burning will disrupt the nests and the birds.