Yellow Rattle Sown in Rewilded Fields

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Bamff’s southern fields with prepared patches

In a number of fields within the Bamff Wildland zone, twenty patches were prepared for the sowing of yellow rattle seeds. These patches, each one tenth of one hectare, have now been rotovated with the seeds, so that they are ready to emerge next spring.

The purpose of this is to reduce the grassy dominance in what previously was improved pasture designated for livestock grazing. This in turn will make way for much greater diversity, including expansive wildflower meadows that will be sown during 2022.

This intervention was made possible by the Nature Scot Restoration Fund.

The patches after rotovated with yellow rattle seed