Ophioglossums at Aerial Field, Farlington Marshes

I found 10 colonies of Ophioglossum vulgatum in the Aerial field, Farlington Marshes
I had been told of these ferns previously and some are “old” sites and some are new
The field is used for cattle grazing and the young cows are friendly and inquisitive
The field is rough pasture with occasional brambles bushes
The cows do not eat the brambles and the Ophioglossum colonies seem to establish themselves at the edges of the bushes and then sometimes creep out onto the grassland
I am guessingh the cows are both a blessing (they fertilise the soil and keep the competing vegetation low) and a curse (they will eat the Ophioglossums)

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