Grazing

Three Exmoor Ponies will be grazing Welch’s Common from mid-April 2021 for 4-6 weeks. They will be helping keep the grassland in good condition for the very rare Field Crickets that live and breed there.  Field Crickets are a Back From the Brink project species and more information can be found here

The ponies are docile but not tame.  Please do not try to feed them and please keep dogs under control. Thank you.

News from Burton and Chingford Ponds

    • How to bowl a maiden over

      How to bowl a maiden over

      We are very excited to announce that following a concerted effort over a number of years to re-create suitable habitat for the Field Cricket, our Reserves Manager, Jane Willmott heard two singing males on the Warren at Burton and Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve.

    • Ponies at Burton Pond

      Ponies at Burton Pond

      ​Three Exmoor Ponies will be grazing Welch’s Common at Burton and Chingford Ponds from mid-April 2021 for 4-6 weeks.

    • Burton Pond fencing

      Burton Pond fencing

      Work will be carried out from mid-November until late December. and will entail some tree and scrub clearance along the fence line.

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