Ponies have lived on the Lizard and Goss Moor since ancient times. Their grazing helps maintain the amazing habitats of heath and coastal areas on the reserves, which are two of the country’s top wildlife sites. The Lizard is known and protected for its stunning displays of spring flowers, summer visitors include the Dartford warbler and nightjar and the reserve is one of England’s only strongholds for rare choughs. Species found on Goss Moor include the lesser butterfly-orchid, double line moth, small red and variable damselfly.
The free roaming ponies are hardy traditional breeds including Dartmoor, Exmoor & Shetland and are well suited to the difficult terrain found on our reserves where they thrive. The money raised will help to pay for vetinary care and supplementary feeds, especially over winter.
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