Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Monday, 27 February 2012

Grazing cages

Readers of this blog will perhaps remember that last October Lynne and I came across these structures on Glas Maol. See here.

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Well, Rene van der Wal of the University of Aberdeen has commented on the post saying:

“These are grazing cages which I have erected with colleagues to determine the influence of primarily sheep grazing on the summit vegetation on Glas Maol. We are particularly interested in the fate of woolly fringe moss, or Racomitrium lanuginosum, which is perhaps best known as key habitat for dotterel to exist.” Very interesting and thanks to Rene for taking the trouble to provide this explanation.

5 comments:

  1. Good to know Gibson, thanks. Be great to see their findings in due course.

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  2. Hi David

    Yes it will be interesting.

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  3. ooh! Interesting - Same as Mister L.
    :-)

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  4. Too good information that you shared. It would be so useful post for those are searching such kind of information.

    Decking & Pergolas Sorrento

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