Tag Archives: Hoo Brook

A Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve And Site Of Special Scientic Interest Ground Condition Vlog For 01/03/2017

Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve on 1st April 2017; the meteorological first day of spring. To save and mark the day I consider as being the start of the annual growing season, and to help me draw comparisons with the same … Continue reading

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From Top Field Wood To The Riverside Pasture, Via The Orchid Field

The cattle have stood about twiddling their hooves in the Top Field, doing nothing constructive, and complaining a lot; they were getting physical with each other, too. So this morning I took them to the South Riverside Pasture for a couple of days … Continue reading

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Too Wet or Too Dry?

I’m looking at Wilden Marsh hydrology in an attempt to achieve more effective control of the marsh water levels throughout the year. One of our aims is to attract breeding wading birds. Wading birds like muddy marginal areas around water bodies to feed in, and to … Continue reading

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Dining On Hay And A Mineral Lick

The cattle, having eaten most of the greenery on the marsh, are now dining on hay and a mineral Lick until enough new grass has grown to sustain them. Tulip, one of the three mothers I suspected of being low on … Continue reading

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A Selfie With Waynetta

The herd appeared to be back to normal this afternoon, following yesterday’s shenanigans. I’d like to think this image shows Waynetta apologising for yesterday’s madness, but it doesn’t! She is licking the wax from my cotton jacket with that sandpaper-like tongue of hers. I’m not at … Continue reading

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Demonic Cattle

The cattle were possessed by demons today. They danced, bucked, skipped, mooed, bellowed, fought each other, charged me en masse, ran in all directions like idiots, dug holes in the ground, and when not doing all this they were at … Continue reading

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Log Pile Habitats

Log pile habitats are essential to thousands of invertebrate species, fungi, lichen, birds and bats, not to mention all the other things that live, shelter and hide in, between and under the logs, such as: small land based mammals, molluscs, reptiles, frogs, toads, … Continue reading

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