There are indications that many intensive grouse-shooting estates are undertaking more heather (and in some cases Sphagnum) burning this year because they feel that the Walshaw Moor net is closing in on them.
Here are some examples of what heather burning actually looks like from the North York Moors. Does this burning follow the heather burning code, we wonder? No doubt Natural England will decide in their normal fearless manner protecting the natural world.
Does this look like the type of habitat management that is great for wildlife to you? Great for mosses?
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