Tag Archives: Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve

Glistening Inkcaps Coprinellus micaceus

I photographed these Glistening Inkcaps ( Coprinellus micaceus) on a rotting log in the North Riverside Pasture yesterday. They have dense fruitbody clusters, the caps are convex, thin-fleshed, striate of shallowly fluted, dusted with small, glistening scales or granules, ochre or … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Night For Toading On Wilden Marsh(4 images)

The sky above Wilden Marsh was dark but clear this evening. A large, bright, full moon crept above Hoo Wood Hill, taking the edge off the darkness as I walked along the Northern Corridor. Every pond, puddle, and water filled scrape … Continue reading

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Waiting For The Growing Season To Get Into Gear

The herd was back in the North Pasture when I arrived this morning, apart from Kevin the teenager who was grazing the Swamp Field all on his ownsome. I checked North Pond for signs of the toad breeding invasion which … Continue reading

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Wilden Marsh Heronry

Herons on Wilden Marsh yesterday.

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A Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve And Site Of Special Scientic Interest Ground Condition Vlog For 01/03/2017

Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve on 1st April 2017; the meteorological first day of spring. To save and mark the day I consider as being the start of the annual growing season, and to help me draw comparisons with the same … Continue reading

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From Top Field Wood To The Riverside Pasture, Via The Orchid Field

The cattle have stood about twiddling their hooves in the Top Field, doing nothing constructive, and complaining a lot; they were getting physical with each other, too. So this morning I took them to the South Riverside Pasture for a couple of days … Continue reading

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Too Wet or Too Dry?

I’m looking at Wilden Marsh hydrology in an attempt to achieve more effective control of the marsh water levels throughout the year. One of our aims is to attract breeding wading birds. Wading birds like muddy marginal areas around water bodies to feed in, and to … Continue reading

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