Tag Archives: River Stour

Checking the Herd

I’m off to check on the marsh herd in the Falling Sands Nature Area! Would you like to come along?

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Life on Wilden Marsh for Rare Breed Conservation Cattle

The cattle are having the most marvellous time on the marsh at the moment. They have free access to much of the north marsh and are able the choose the tastiest of new lush vegetation on which to dine; they … Continue reading

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Hooray! The Sun is Shining and I can See The Grass Growing

A brilliantly sunny dawn broke with my cup of tea this morning; after the dismal weather we’ve had lately, it’s a very welcome change. There was no need to search the north marsh for cattle, because they were waiting in … Continue reading

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More Grass Please!

I wish I had this amount of grass in North Pasture at the moment. The herd has had free access to all the northern pastures for the last six weeks and have eaten pretty much everything on offer; the new … Continue reading

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Heron Chicks

My day didn’t start well. I managed to drive off the Lagoon Field hard access track into the mire, ending up to the axles in gloopy mud. My son was kind enough to give up some of his free time … Continue reading

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Pool 2 of Wilden Marsh Central Drainage Ditch

Well I’ve cleared a 20 metre long by 2-3 metre wide section of the Central Drainage Ditch to a depth of 600mm, with sloping sides, which will serve as Pool 2. What I like about this open ditch section is … Continue reading

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Central Drainage Ditch

The 450 metre long Central Drainage Ditch conducts overflow through the South Riverside Pasture to the River Stour; it drains the Flooded Wood Pasture, the Middle Wood, the Rhombus Field, the Orchid Field, and the Riverside Pasture into the River … Continue reading

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