The Wilden Marsh Blog


Sunrise: 05.01    Sunset: 09.28 The plants with the white flowery tops are meadowsweet. Meadowsweet is a mild, but effective anti-inflammatory herb used to treat arthritis and other aches and pains. Meadowsweet leaves and flowers contain salicylates, compounds that are converted by the body to aspirin. Meadowsweet is especially helpful for those arthritis sufferers who have gastritis,(inflammation of the stomach lining) from years of taking NSAIDs.

Sunrise: 04.53 Sunset: 09.22 I walked along the east bank of the North Pond Chain today, past the living otter holt and the lightning trees. Invasive Himalayan balsam is really established around the pond and even grows on compacted track-ways. It is out competing meadowsweet and our other native plant species. I began pulling the balsam out of the ground and stacking it on a barbed wire stock fence, on willow branches,… Read More

Sunrise: 06.37 am   Sunset: 07.34