The weather has been perishing with Jack Frost nipping at my un-gloved fingers the past two days on South Riverside Pasture. Most mated vixens will be pregnant by now. The south and north marsh vixens are busily checking out old and new denning sites. They like to have a few options available should a den become compromised; a vixen doesn’t need much encouragement to move her cubs to a new location… Read More
The marsh cattle have returned from their four weeks jolly to Blackstone Reserve after the “Great Flood.” Waynetta is still lead cow, and the herd has settled in nicely. There is not a lot of grass around for the cattle to eat, but it is growing steadily now.
The weather was cold but sunny today, so I moved the herd.
I looked inside the seven year old otter holt today.
Spring doesn’t officially arrive until 20th March; I’m excited by the thought the season’s possibilities. The grass is growing strongly for January. Green plants cover poached ground and other recently bare patches of mud and along river banks. Herons are assembling at the heronry for their breeding season, and they are becoming increasingly vocal. Various ground and tree holes around the marsh are being inspected, and cleared out in some cases, by… Read More