Monthly Archives: February 2017

Scarlet Elfcaps (3 images)

Sarcoscypha coccinea, commonly known as the scarlet elf cup, scarlet elf cap, or the scarlet cup, is a species of fungus in the family Sarcoscyphaceae of the order Pezizales. The fungus, widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere, has been found … Continue reading

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The Calves Ellen, Jess ‘n’ Beth, And Clouds Of Acrid Black smoke

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Too Wet or Too Dry?

I’m looking at Wilden Marsh hydrology in an attempt to achieve more effective control of the marsh water levels throughout the year. One of our aims is to attract breeding wading birds. Wading birds like muddy marginal areas around water bodies to feed in, and to … Continue reading

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Dining On Hay And A Mineral Lick

The cattle, having eaten most of the greenery on the marsh, are now dining on hay and a mineral Lick until enough new grass has grown to sustain them. Tulip, one of the three mothers I suspected of being low on … Continue reading

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Sunny Is Good! Sunny Is Happy Days! (5 images)

Today the sun is shining; its warmth and brightness remind me that spring will arrive in six weeks time! I sometimes forget how good the sun makes us feel after a week or more of thick dark clouds and many different kinds of rain. … Continue reading

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Red Dog Attacks Helpless Gull (5 images)

I sat on a log close to North Pond insect hotel, pondering nothing in particular, watching a B H gull basking in its own reflection. I rarely sit and ponder when on the marsh, unless I’m eating my lunch. I’m usually more interested in … Continue reading

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The Cattle Have Eaten Wilden Marsh

The time has come to accept that the herd has eaten almost all the grass Wilden Marsh has to offer at the moment. New grass is growing, but not fast enough to safely sustain fourteen cattle. I walked them into the Tenant Farmer’s … Continue reading

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