Wild boar helps birds to survive winter


Wild boar and robin, photo © Ernst Dirksen

Translated from Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands:

28/01/2010

Unconsciously, wild boars help the birds on the Veluwe. With their robust strong noses, they push the snow aside. This makes it easier for the birds to reach food. The beech nuts, acorns and insects are in the humus layer. With help from the boars, the birds survive the winter easily.

September 2011. Britain’s beloved bluebell woods appear to be standing up well to the wild boar that escaped from farms and have been breeding here for the past 20 years, new research has found: here.

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