The Wilden Marsh Blog

Monthly Archives: June 2018

Tulip was waiting for me at the gate when I arrived at Falling Sands Nature Area this evening. She was twitchy and I suspected she was itching to show me another new calf, and she was. Yesterday’s and today’s calves were lying down together. That’s two calves in two days so far. The cows must have waited for me to return from holiday.

I’ve been away on a wonderful seaside holiday in south west Wales for the past week, with my wife, son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren, 200 miles from the marsh. This year was the first time we experienced excellent weather for our annual welsh holiday. The weather on the marsh has not been so good, though, with frequent thunder, lightning and heavy rain. On my return, I went onto the marsh to check… Read More

Solanum dulcamara, also known as bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, bitter nightshade, blue bindweed, Amara Dulcis, climbing nightshade, fellenwort, felonwood, poisonberry, poisonflower, scarlet berry, snakeberry, trailing bittersweet, trailing nightshade, violet bloom, or woody nightshade, is a species of vine in the potato genus Solanum, family Solanaceae. It is native to Europe and Asia, and widely naturalised elsewhere, including North America, where it is an invasive problem weed.Solanum dulcamara has been valued by herbalists since… Read More

%d bloggers like this: