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I Found a Hornet Nest this Morning

I found a hornet nest this morning, in an old woodpecker’s oak tree hole. Hornets are beneficial insects. The main difference between wasps and hornets is their size. Hornets are larger than wasps, which is one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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Bees are Good, but What About Wasps and Hornets?

Increasingly, people agree that bees are good for us and the environment and are indeed essential to our survival, but what about wasps and hornets, aren’t these useful too? Hornets are large wasps and, like bees, wasps pollinate plants and … Continue reading

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The Future for Ragwort Munchers

What’s the problem in letting ragwort grow unmolested in a field? Ragwort has gained a reputation, bordering on the extreme, as a killer of grazing animals. Is this reputation justified?  I think not! I’ve heard it said that ragwort will … Continue reading

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Some Poisonous, Injurious and Invasive Plants of Wilden Marsh

Wilden Marsh is in the middle of its injurious and invasive plant growing season right now, and I’m yet again attempting to control their spread. I like to encourage as wide a range of vegetation as possible on the marsh … Continue reading

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Another Bull Calf Was Born on Wilden Marsh Today

From Hoo Brook ramp I could see Jill Shetland on her own in Hoo Brook Corridor. The other herd members were busy grazing Hoo Brook Pasture. Jill looked at me and then nervously into the dense vegetation near the stock … Continue reading

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A Late Spring Evening Walk Down to Falling Sands Nature Area.

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Rewetting Hoo Brook Pasture

Hoo Brook is blocked by a fallen tree, three hundred metres upstream along the section flowing down the northern edge of Hoo Brook Pasture. The tree fell last year, bridging the north and south banks of the brook. The River … Continue reading

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