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(PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS TO WATCH RELATED VIDEOS) This video shows a honey bee swarm building a nest in a rotting tree stump on Wilden Marsh, which can spell disaster if the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worst. Autumn swarms can result in two depleted bee colonies being unable to muster enough honey for the winter. Without food, the bees are fighting a losing battle, often meaning the destruction… Read More

I counted 1086 southern marsh orchids growing in North Pasture today, and ended up covered in grass pollen.

The weather has been perishing with Jack Frost nipping at my un-gloved fingers the past two days on South Riverside Pasture.   Most mated vixens will be pregnant by now. The south and north marsh vixens are busily checking out old and new denning sites. They like to have a few options available should a den become compromised; a vixen doesn’t need much encouragement to move her cubs to a new location… Read More

Brutus saying hello this morning. He crept up and nudged me in the back  

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