Last week, our working group together with the help of one of our external members, Luboš Tichý, returned to PLA Podyjí. Last year we established permanent plots in two localities – former military area Mašovice and heathland Havraníky. Both localities are grazed by wild horses (Exmoor ponies).
Therefore, we have a unique opportunity to compare development of extensively grazed with non-grazed vegetation. Especially, we aim at the effect of horse grazing on occurrence of woody species and shrubs.