A volunteer group in Buckingham has received recognition from the King for its work improving the countryside.
The King recognized Brill Village Community Herd for enhancing the countryside, presenting them with the Kings Award for Voluntary Service.
Members of the non-profit group have been working to replenish and protect Greenland.
The KAVS is the highest award a local voluntary group in the UK can receive, equivalent to an MBE.
King Charles III presented the distinguished honor to 262 social companies and volunteer organizations.
Members use a herd of native Dexter cattle on the common to conserve and enhance the area’s biodiversity.
BVCH chose Dexters as ‘cows for the job’ for their size and ability to graze rugged terrain, the organization stated.
Since grazing began on the common, members have noticed it has enabled native flora and fauna such as orchids, birds-foot trefoil and ladies bedstraw, lizards and butterflies to return.