It is now over two years since Northumberland Wildlife Trust started its work on Prestwick Carr, administrating and carrying out works on the SSSI mire and, in the past year, securing tenancy on Newcastle City Council’s holdings at the Carr.
Both of these opportunities have allowed the Trust to use its land management experience to improve the condition of a large chunk of this land for wildlife and people alike.
Working alongside the Flexigraze conservation grazing team, progress has been made in improving the grazing regimes. Two Exmoor ponies being moved onto the centre of the Carr a number of rare breed sheep and cattle will be moved onto the site over the summer.
Successive hard winters and an improvements on the grassland and rush meadows have allowed many small mammals to flourish, and this year, it is no better displayed than in the high number of birds of prey which visited over the winter and spring months.