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(Click on images to enlarge) Wednesday May 4th 2011: This evening I decided to try my luck at shooting a few decent images of the north marsh foxes. I photographed them yesterday, but the shots were opportunistic and I am not happy with them. So at 6:30 this evening I pulled on a pair of brown trousers, slung my Ghillie jacket and camera bag over my shoulder, and walked down to the… Read More

(Click on images to enlarge) Saturday April 23rd 2011: 07:00 finds me out on the pipes again. It’s sunny, warm and the sky is bright blue, as has been the norm of late. There was a different feel to the marsh today – not something I can easily explain: vibrancy seemed very much subdued. Even the pigeons were few and far between, the mallards were not at their usual places and there was… Read More

Well, here we are! The first month of a  new decade, and a new blog. Will the next 10 years be much warmer than the last? There are people who profess to be able to predict such things, but do they really know what will happen with our British weather? How can you believe a society that recommended cigarettes to combat a cough? Wilden Marsh, though, is gaining in strength, which is a… Read More

The diverse flora and fauna found in Hoo Wood and on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve, the latter being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), continue to thrive in spite of being surrounded by industrial estates, and despite the previous disinterest and neglect by those responsible for its upkeep, not to mention the possible interest of property developers. Both Hoo Wood and Wilden Marsh are ribbons of nature connecting Stourport on Severn with… Read More