Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

When You Are A Rare Breed Cow

Life can be so stressful for a rare breed cow at Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve.

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What I Like About Ragwort


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It Sure Is Getting Otter

I found three separate otter runs from the River Stour to the Lagoon Field’s southern lagoon today; I’ll try to video the users.

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Gatekeeper Butterfly

  Adult gatekeepers feed primarily on bramble (Rubus fruticosus agg.), carline thistle (Carlina vulgaris), devil’s-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica), hemp agrimony(Eupatorium cannabinum), wild privet (Ligustrum vulgare), ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris), red clover (Trifolium patense), thistles (Cirsium and Carduus species), … Continue reading

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It’s Watching Me Again

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Comma (Polygonia c-album)

I photographed this comma butterfly in Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve North Pasture. These butterflies hibernate, so they could be seen year round, but the active flying period extends from April to November, depending on location. Adults feed on nectar, mainly … Continue reading

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