The Wilden Marsh Blog


January is the peak month of the foxes’ mating season. There is much barking and screaming during evenings on the marsh this month. Throughout last year, I have photographed the marsh foxes hunting as a pair: one worked to keep their prey’s attention, while the other crept-up from behind and made the kill – it is a very effective strategy. The vixen is cautious and timid; the dog fox is brash and… Read More

At just over four acres, the Rhombus Field is a small, but handy-sized compartment. The Flooded Wood Pasture is directly adjacent to its north; the Middle Wood is on its east side, the Tenant Farmer’s Field is on its west side; the South Riverside Pasture and Orchid Field are along its southern boundary. The image suggests dryness and that a carelessly thrown lighted match might set it all alight, but the whole… Read More

The Wilden Marsh volunteers had an excellent workday workout on Sunday. We cleared a year’s worth of willow and alder scrub growth from the South Marsh Entrance Section. We also managed to make a start on reducing the riverbank tree cover without the need for howling chainsaws. The weather was sunny and cold: the perfect winter volunteering conditions. I went onto the marsh yesterday morning, another beautiful day, to clear the mess… Read More

%d bloggers like this: