From a reader: “Hi we’ve seen a potentially lost dog on hob moor in the Lidl area. Small, Black and Tan terrier, with a docked tail and purple collar. Very friendly just ran off before I could get a lead on! Could you let people know.” If you are missing this dog or have further information, please comment on this post.
Buttercup survey went well, all done in just over an hour. Chopping Thistles down, yes, 3 of us nearly filled a ton builders bag and just before it poured down at 7pm. How you can help—when you go on the North Lane Pasture take a pair of scissors or secateurs with you and as you take your walk cut those purple about to flower Thistle heads off because we don’t want them to flower. Brilliant, thanks. Photo of special wild flowers for us to treasure in North Lane pasture.
Can someone help identify these 2 different wildflowers in North Lane Pasture please? We need some Wildflower walks from an expert I do think!
Cow trapped has been reported. Farmer on his way. We had a report at 6am this morning of a cow trapped at Hob Stone estate area. Thank you for your concern. Urgent phone numbers on the Contacts page of this website: https://fohm.org.uk/contacts/
Posted here: FoHM NEWSLETTER 42 April 2019 is posted here.
Sunday, April 28 at 6:00am
More details below.
The fences have been checked and are secure. The cattle are scratching at the farm gate to be let on Hob Moor for the season. Tuesday is the day they will start to be brought to the Moor. There will be 68 approx 1-year old heifers. Aberdeen Angus, Limousine, Hereford and Belgium Blue for those of you interested in the breeds that will be grazing on Hob Moor this year. This ancient medieval right of cattle grazing on Hob Moor continues. They may be a bit giddy; you would be too if you’d been kept indoors all winter!!! We ask that you just be respectful of their space and keep an eye that dogs keep their distance too. Thank you.