Created by man and maintained by farming, our grasslands provide a vital habitat for birds, butterflies, animals and plants. This booklet explores a living landscape that forms an important part of our natural heritage.
Grasslands cover the land upon which most farms and crofts lie, and from which most of Scotland’s food is produced. The habitat supports many invertebrates, breeding and overwintering birds, mammals and flowering plants, among other species.
Our grasslands are often overlooked. Some see them as vast stretches of unenclosed turf dotted with wild flowers. Others dismiss them as secluded fields or featureless tracts of modern agricultural land.
Read our booklet to discover the true worth of this living landscape.
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