Rewilding the land with pigs

Today saw the arrival of 3 pigs to Embercombe as part of our rewilding action on the land.

Pigs are ‘agents of change’ because they like to turn over the turf and soil with their snouts. This is called rootling and it mimics that of wild boar, which are now lost from our landscape.  The opening up of the soil and turning over the turf creates small micro-habitats which provide new opportunities for plants to grow.  We hope that the pigs will help bring about more beauty and biodiversity on this wonderful land as they disturb and disrupt the ground!