We have some new additions to Rainton Meadows. A flock of 30 to be precise.
These welsh black and Hebridean cross sheep will be grazing across three fields from January to March this year.
The sheep are owned by a local grazier who also grazes Herrington Hill and Cross Lane Meadows nature reserves for the Trust.
The sheep graze in a slightly different way from our Exmoor pony herd.
We are hoping that by having both animals on the reserve we will create a diverse grassland habitat with a more varied sward structure which will in turn benefit a myriad of wildlife.