SH4264 : Horses grazing on Newborough Warren

taken 7 years ago, near to Niwbwrch, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Horses grazing on Newborough Warren
Horses grazing on Newborough Warren
The warren was created in the 13th century, but the death of rabbits due to myxomatosis in 1956 (and the absence of other large grazing animals) led to thick rank grassland and a decline in the species richness of the dunes. Horses were introduced in 1986 to graze the dunes and this has reversed the decline and as a result the botanical species-richness of the grass has trebled. Snowdonia as a backdrop in the distance.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Grassland  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 426 646 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.3610N 4:21.3184W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 425 647
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Warren  Grazing Animals  Dune  Horse 

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