Tag Archives: Conservation Cattle

When You Are A Rare Breed Cow

Life can be so stressful for a rare breed cow at Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve.

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Jill and her Calf Jess

This is Jill and her calf, Jess. Jess is almost as big as her mother now and she is still suckling, The image shows Jess moving her head just in time to miss a colossal kick from her mother.   … Continue reading

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There is still time to OBJECT to the Proposed Development of the Lagoon Field alongside Wilden Marsh

Walking through a sunny Falling Sands Nature Area this morning, I looked up at the new houses along the top of the high Lower Stour Valley bank and realised what a marvellous view some of the residents have of Wilden Marsh. I am thankful that the River … Continue reading

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Falling Sands Nature Area Second Grazing

I moved the herd from the south to north marsh on 1st July (last Saturday), and it went like clockwork. Today the plan was to move it the short distance into the new Falling Sands Nature Area to give it a second grazing, and the process was a nightmare. … Continue reading

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You Are My Sunshine…

Another very hot day on Wilden Marsh. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey….

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An Evening On Wilden Marsh, Doing Things (video)

When I plug in my earphones and play this video at the start of next year’s growing season, it will be like travelling back in time; it’s all about visual cues.

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Grazing The Rhombus Field To Attract Snipe 

  The herd has been slow getting to grips with the very wet Rhombus Field over the past week. I wondered if strip grazing the west side and mid to south end with the aid of an electric fence might be the answer. … Continue reading

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