The Wilden Marsh Blog


This North Pond Robin knows about everything on its patch. It is inquisitive, investigates everything, and takes its time viewing visitors from every angle.

I pulled into the layby at the south marsh entrance this evening, opened my car boot and removed my bag and jacket. My nose twitched at the unmistakable niff of rotting carcass. A dead fox lay stretched out on the ground not more than a couple of metres away. The south marsh fox has copped it, I thought. I didn’t fancy getting close enough to examine or poke at it. Eau de Long Dead Fox is not one of… Read More

A misconceived flood alleviation project carried out during the 1970s, resulted in dredging of the River Stour and the removal of its historic weir at Wilden. The project caused severe hydrological problems. As the marsh dried out, important and rare wetland flora and fauna struggled to survive. The whole wetland ecosystem became increasingly endangered. To help rewet the marsh, the Environment Agency installed two new rock weirs during 2010: one mid marsh… Read More

I think some of the large rocks used in the construction of our southern weir are on the move.

Sunrise: 07.44  Sunset: 06.03 Installation of the new weir at the south end of the marsh, close to the scrapyard, is now complete. The river and marsh water levels have increased; hopefully, as a result of the new weir as well as the wetter weather over the last week.