Written by: Paul Coleman
To promote biodiversity on the estate, we have identified areas to transition into natural rough where species such as wild Irish hares can forage. These are generally connected to woodland to create corridors that encourage other species to co-exist.
Red squirrels can regularly be seen using the tall grass for cover during the autumn. We also began introducing native wildflower species in some of these areas to encourage butterfly and bee activity. More importantly, the reduction in management and mowing of these areas cut down on emissions of harmful GHG's and allow them to become potential carbon sinks by sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it as soil organic carbon.