Could Genetics and GPS save our wildflower meadows?
Wildflower meadows are amongst the most threatened wildlife habitats in the country. It is thought that only around 10,000 hectares remain – that’s a tiny 0.14% of Scotland’s total land area.
Our Flying Flock and Herd can protect these pollinator habitats – but they need your help
For over 20 years, we have successfully been using our very own sheep and cattle, known affectionately as the Flying Flock and Herd, to help restore and enhance some of Scotland’s most threatened habitats.
From wildflower meadows to lowland peatlands, our sheep and cattle munch their way through invasive species, allowing more vulnerable species to thrive. As rarer plants return, such as the vanilla scented greater butterfly orchid, the bees and other pollinators which rely upon them for food and shelter, and the birds and mammals which in turn feed upon them, can begin to thrive – ecosystems become healthy and restored.