The Wilden Marsh Blog


For many years I’ve watched Wilden Marsh flora growth and dieback cycles with increasing interest. I’ve seen lush green vegetation rise to heights of 3 metres and more, before the desiccating effects of winter sun and wind turn fibrous stalks and stems to dry, bleached and brittle standing skeletons that break from the host plant ending up on the ground as large-scale slow rotting litter – wind dried Himalayan balsam tubes and… Read More

It’s not easy finding the rest of the herd if you’re not paying attention in the Rhombus Field.    

Spending half an hour with the marsh cattle is like watching a bovine soap opera. Billy Bull being the insecure, posing, testosterone charged romantic, and the other cows taking it in turns to provide variations on a theme. Here is the bull lying down with his current love interest: Waynetta. The other cows do get jealous and show their displeasure it by charging Waynetta when her back is turned.

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