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Buttercup fieldsRanunculus sp.ITALY/MONTI SIBILLINI NATIONAL PARK, UMBRIA/MARCHEYou may have noticed that buttercups are much more visible in grazed meadows. This is because although beautiful, they are poisonous to livestock and are therefore usually left to grow in peace. Once dried and turned into hay, they lose their poison and are perfectly edible for the cattle. 50% of the EU is farmland. Half of our wildlife species are connected with that farmland and these are the species in biggest danger, since land use is changing quickly.
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Buttercup fieldsRanunculus sp.ITALY/MONTI SIBILLINI NATIONAL PARK, UMBRIA/MARCHEYou may have noticed that buttercups are much more visible in grazed meadows. This is because although beautiful, they are poisonous to livestock and are therefore usually left to grow in peace. Once dried and turned into hay, they lose their poison and are perfectly edible for the cattle. 50% of the EU is farmland. Half of our wildlife species are connected with that farmland and these are the species in biggest...
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