Category Archives: Rare Breed Cattle

The end is nigh for the Himalayan balsam at the northern end of the marsh.

Sunrise: 05.06 Sunset: 09.24 Hoo Brook Pasture still looks like a battlefield, but it’s a field in which the battle is almost won. Most of the Himalayan balsam seeds and leaves have passed through the cattle, but a lot of … Continue reading

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Himalayan balsam control: The cattle are soldiering on.

Sunrise: 05.00 Sunset: 09.28 The cattle are doing a great job, but they are not clearing the Himalayan balsam in Hoo Brook Pasture as quickly as expected. I think the problem is the high rate of balsam growth –  now … Continue reading

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Hemmed in by Himalayan balsam.

Sunrise: 04.56 Sunset: 09.31

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Himalayan balsam dinner, and a  Meadowsweet supper. 

Sunrise: 04.56 Sunset: 09.31  

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Mad for Himalayan Balsam. 

Sunrise: 04.52 Sunset: 09.34 We don’t want your thistles, nettles and grass. We want Himalayan balsam! We are mad for it! If you don’t get us more balsam, there WILL be trouble. Be warned!   

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Cormorant!

22nd January 2011: Today’s marsh weather has been pretty much the same as yesterday; it was slightly warmer this afternoon when the sun occasionally broke through. I remembered to zip a wool liner into my jacket this morning, so comfort … Continue reading

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A very windy day on the marsh.

We are having windy weather here at the moment. I think today might be my last opportunity to photograph the marsh autumnal colours. The remaining leaves will likely be blown from the trees and bushes if I wait any longer. … Continue reading

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