This is a wetland area we have on the lower reaches of the beck. Last year it was grazed out by some of our Highland cattle for the first time, possibly the first time it has ever been grazed out by cattle. The area was heavily overgrown, mostly with reeds, which was restricting the amount of light able to reach soil level. We are hoping that by exposing the previously covered soil we will encourage wildflowers to return to the area. Where we have done this on other stretches of the river it has been very successful, with recognised flower species going from 17 to 67 in five years. Some years ago we also removed a large number of very mature poplar trees from the area - part of a 5 000 tonne removal. The tree removal has had a huge impact on the length of time these areas are wet for, beneficial to water levels and the associated wildlife.