Maintaining dune grasslands which attract birds and flora

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club


Written by: James Bledge

We've prevented rough dune grasslands from developing into rank agricultural grass lands that hold no ecological value by cutting, collecting and spraying graminicides. These areas are now rich with flora that have never been seen before; sea couch grasses, orchids and wild flowers such as sweet vernal and lady bedstraw. Birds of prey such as short eared owls are now seasonal residents on our golf course. The roughs are now full of fine fescues and bents, however this is still work in progress and we will be continuing our methods to encourage even more wildlife.

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