Orange Balsam

This is Impatiens capensis, also called spotted touch-me-not, or orange balsam, and it exists on the Wilden Marsh island. This plant was transported  to England, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Finland, and potentially other areas of northern and central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, and is native to North America. Orange balsam is a traditional remedy for skin rashes.

Orange balsam is a naturalised invasive species which has no conservation value within the British flora. The plant is designated as having little or no economic or ecological impact by the Environment Agency and UK Water Framework Directive.
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Walking Down to the Water Trough

I guess a few out there looking into the ends of their internet cables at my world, would prefer to watch paint dry than another cow video. Believe me, I do understand and I do sympathise! However, the cattle are such a valuable Wilden Marsh resource that I think they are due a little well deserved recognition for the excellent contribution they make to the general health of the marsh. I think there are many people surviving on our planet that only see cattle on a television or dinner plate. So here is another tribute to the Wilden Marsh cattle; inevitably,  some will end up separating two pieces of bread. 

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Now See Hare!

Rabbit 16

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Eye of a Fly


Eye of a Fly

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Flies on a Thistlehead


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Green Bottle


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Short-horned Grasshopper


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