Reindeer lichen is food for thought

If Rudolph and Santa’s other reindeers are feeling peckish on Christmas Day they can visit the mosslands of the North West for a feed.

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Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s conservation work has led to a resurgence in reindeer

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lichen on peat bogs in Heysham, Manchester and Garstang.

Reindeer lichen is an important food for reindeer – or caribou – in areas of Arctic tundra in Scandinavia and Canada.