Since July our water buffalo have grazed out nearly everything green from reed bed compartment 5 where they have been fenced in. As well as continually eating the new reed growth they have stripped all of the existing reed bare and trampled the litter layer to prevent the waterways becoming choked. We have had 5 Buffalo in there this year and they've done a brilliant job again. We are expecting another calf very soon so keep watching for pics when it arrives! For more information on the grazing of the reed beds see the Management, Grazing section of the website.
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.