It’s officially Autumn here.
6th September 2012: A Wilden Marsh workday today, and a lovely warm sunny day it has been. I took along my 500D fitted with a 18 – 55 mm kit zoom lens. I am still hooked on close-ups.
Butterflies and bees were in abundance in the north pasture, and I find them difficult to ignore. I am having macro lens withdrawal problems. The 18 – 55 mm kit zoom has limitations; my intention has been to use it for landscapes, but I am using it as a substitute macro lens.
Most of the volunteers worked in the north pasture pulling ragwort and coppicing. I worked with Alan, removing very old iron railings from the north wood. The railings had been there so long that trees trunks had grown through them. When I say “through them,” I mean some of the iron railing were imbedded in the centre of the tree trunks; they had become part of the trees.
I think today’s weather has probably been the best we have had on a workday so far this year.
Badgers, foxes and muntjac deer have been busily digging up the marsh and Hoo Wood this week.