Return of strip-field farming creates haven for rare species in south Wales

National Trust trial of 13th century method used until 1940s transforms stretch of Gower peninsula coastA pioneering farming project using field management techniques dating back to the 13th century has transformed a stretch of coast into a haven for endangered animals, birds, insects and wildflowers.The experimental return to “strip-field farming” close to the spectacular Rhossili Bay on the Gower peninsula in south Wales is being credited with a threefold increase in the number of species of wildflowers and the appearance of rare birds such as the hen harrier and grasshopper warbler.Continue reading...
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