An amphitheatre of rock forms an oasis; for nature in Cork City

Biological management of invasive plants:
Utilising Goats to Keep Old Man’s Beard at Bay in Beaumont Quarry, Cork City

The use of target grazers, such as goats, has been gaining popularity as a management tool for controlling the spread of invasive plants.

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Beaumont quarry is a unique natural location within Cork city.

It is an old abandoned limestone quarry that lies adjacent to Pairc Uí Rinn and Temple Hill, just southeast of the city centre. Not only is it an important place for recreation, it is also very important for local biodiversity and wildlife conservation. Given its close proximity to the city, Beaumont quarry is a haven for Cork’s urban wildlife.

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