The Wilden Marsh Blog

Most bumblebees are social insects that form colonies with a single queen. The colonies are smaller than those of honey bees, growing to as few as 50 individuals in a nest....

At the heronry, most of the herons watch the sun rising and setting.

The species Campanula rapunculus, commonly known as rampion bellflower, rampion, or rover bellflower, is a biennial vegetable which was once widely grown in Europe for its spinach-like leaves and radish-like roots.

Thanks to Brett Westwood for photographing this scarce chaser (Libellula fulva), close to the scrapyard entrance. It is a species of dragonfly. The adult male has a bright blue abdomen with...