Tag Archives: Wilden Marsh

The Future for Ragwort Munchers

What’s the problem in letting ragwort grow unmolested in a field? Ragwort has gained a reputation, bordering on the extreme, as a killer of grazing animals. Is this reputation justified?  I think not! I’ve heard it said that ragwort will … Continue reading

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Some Poisonous, Injurious and Invasive Plants of Wilden Marsh

Wilden Marsh is in the middle of its injurious and invasive plant growing season right now, and I’m yet again attempting to control their spread. I like to encourage as wide a range of vegetation as possible on the marsh … Continue reading

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Sam-Bull Shetland

My eight-year-old grandson sat beside me on the settee at home and, on watching Friday’s video, asked if Jill’s new bull calf could be named after him. So the calf’s name is now Sam-Bull Shetland. Later, a panicked Jill Shetland galloped … Continue reading

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Another Bull Calf Was Born on Wilden Marsh Today

From Hoo Brook ramp I could see Jill Shetland on her own in Hoo Brook Corridor. The other herd members were busy grazing Hoo Brook Pasture. Jill looked at me and then nervously into the dense vegetation near the stock … Continue reading

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Calves Playing and Suckling

The herd made the move from Falling Sands Nature Area successfully this morning, crossing the service road and Hoo Brook bridge to access Hoo Brook Pasture; although, they were a bit slow to get going at first. As usual the … Continue reading

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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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At What Cost Urban Biodiversity?

The Lagoon Field saga is moving onto the next stage in the planning process soon, so my mind is beginning to dwell on the outcome. When an urban nature reserve exists and is almost completely surrounded by high density residential … Continue reading

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