Spring Lambs Delight the Crowds at Farm Open Day

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Newborn lambs at Pond FarmNewborn lambs at Pond Farm

Adorable newborn lambs and calves were a big hit with visitors to Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Pond Farm open day near Wisley at the weekend.

The Trust’s grazing team is expecting a baby boom this spring with around 100 new arrivals on the way. So far the farm has welcomed 29 new lambs and six calves – but more are expected this week.

The Belted Galloway calves and Hill Radnor lambs will grow up to be part of the Trust’s conservation grazing herd, which have a vital job to do in managing habitats for wildlife in the county.

Steve Proud, Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Farm Manager said: “The baby animals are undeniably cute, but they also have a really important role to play in the conservation of heathland and chalk grassland habitats in the county and the preservation of the wildlife that lives there.”

The Trust uses its animals to graze land around the county including Chobham Common, Newlands Corner, near Guildford and Thundry Meadows, near Elstead. It also grazes on behalf of other landowners including The National Trust, on sites such as Box Hill, near Dorking and Petersham Meadows, near Richmond.

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