This year is the 60th anniversary of Newborough Warren’s designation as a National Nature Reserve.
It might seem a bit obvious, but, obviously it’s a warren because of the rabbits. There are lots of stories about why the rabbits are here. And the rabbits’ relationship with the managers of the warren hasn’t always been a happy one, but they are an intrinsic part of the landscape now.
So here’s to the warren – pen-blwydd hapus. And to the rabbits, blissfully unaware of the birthday celebrations going on around them. And here’s an old photo (the one I began this blog with some time ago now) of how things used to look when the trees of Newborough Forest were still tiny.