The Wilden Marsh Blog

Monthly Archives: July 2016

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… Read More

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… Read More

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