How Now White Cow

Jamie  Green

Backbarrow, Nr Ulverston, United Kingdom

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Gummers How is a fell (hill) at the south eastern end of Windermere in the English Lake District. Apart from being a lovely viewpoint for the southern fells and a place my terrier takes her walkies from time to time, it has been singled out as an area of habitat importance.Management of the land around Gummers How is being undertaken,through the Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Scheme,to preserve and enhance the important ecological value of the upland vegetation on the fell.
Luing Cattle have been introduced to assist vegetation management designed to encourage the important shrub and flower habitat once abudant on the fell. Luing cattle have been selected for their special characteristics adapted to survive on rugged hill ground.
The Luing breed was famously evolved on the island of Luing in Argyll off the west coast of Scotland.A cross between Highland cattle, selected for its ruggedness and hardiness, and Shorthorn, for their beef qualities.The British Government officially recognised the Luing as a breed in its own right in 1965.
I came across this particular beasty (the others all seemed to be brown) on the lower wooded slopes. It seemed to be doing a good job of trampling invasive bracken.It also means that when you are wandering on the fell,you have to watch where you put your feet.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR 18-70 lens,single RAW tonemapped in Photomatix
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