Flaming June my Foot!

The herd grazed Hoo Brook Pasture yesterday evening as floodwaters broke over the concrete brook bridge. I led the cattle from the pasture and up the ramp to Hoo Brook Corral, opened and closed the relevant gates and ushered the herd into the safety of the Northern Corridor. I prefer to sleep at night, rather than spend the dark hours worry about drowning cows.

Flooding is a beneficial and regular Wilden Marsh event. Chicks of ground-nesting birds, and other animals snuggling up in their warm and comfy underground homes might not feel so lucky as cold water rushes over them.

I shot this video this morning.

Young heron at the heronry

Young heron at the heronry

Heron landing at the heronry

Heron landing at the heronry

Swollen-thigh Beetle2

Swollen-thigh beetle

Peacock Butterfly

Peacock butterfly in Hoo Brook Corral

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