THE NORTH RONALDSAY SHEEP FELLOWSHIP
Established 1997 Supporting an island legacy and a unique breed of sheep
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Darren Cassie - 07980 540727
Laura Lambert - 01785 282901
TREASURER & MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES
Rita Peace - Tel. 01438 832964
John Lane - Tel. 01772 613928
Edward Lambert - 01785 282901
Website design & maintenance by Edward Lambert
The NRSF welcomes the following new members who have recently joined:
Tom Moore, Leicester
Lois McLaren, Northumberland
Giles Ellis, Upper Beeding
Mrs P Smith, Huntingdon, Cambs
Adrianne Hills, USA
Lady Acorn Ltd, Warks
Robert Owen, Cornwall
13 March 2016
Please contact the Secretary or Chairman if you have a matter that you wish Council to discuss.
NRSF SPRING EVENT (for NRSF members)
Sunday 8th May 2016
High Wood and Meadow Nature Reserve is a hidden gem of a site. It is approximately a 10 to 15min walk out to the site with a steep grassy slope down to the site (which unfortunately turns into an uphill slope on the way back!!).
The grassland area is mainly acidic with lots of tormentil, sheep's sorrel and heath bedstraw. The meadow is kept in good condition by the resident flock of North Ronaldsay Sheep – the Exodus Flock! The flock is made up of about 40 breeding ewes that are rotated around the three compartments of the nature reserve.
The woodland is enchanting ancient woodland with cherry trees and a carpet of bluebells.
If there is time before lunch we can also pop into Ramsden Corner Nature Reserve and see some of last year’s ewe lambs.
Plan for the day:
10 am meet at parking area – park on grass verge on right at the end of Mantles heath.
The closest post code is for: Farthingstone Golf Course, NN12 8HA
For directions see http://www.wildlifebcn.org/reserves/high-wood-and-meadow
10.30am walk down to High Wood & Meadow Nature Reserve – the Exodus Flock graze this SSSI Nature Reserve all year to maintain it in good condition. The ewes will have just finished lambing so there should be lots of Ronnie lambs to see!
12pm – walk back to cars
1.30pm – lunch at The Plough Inn, High Street, Everdon, Northamptonshire NN11 3BL
For more information contact:
Jane Pearman, 97 Saxon Rise, Irchester, Northants, NN29 7AU
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org