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Sixty years of being a National Nature Reserve

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.

Newborough Warren with the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula in the background

Newborough Warren with the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula in the background

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.

The view to Llanddwyn before the forest grew

The view to Llanddwyn before the forest grew

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