The Wilden Marsh Blog


Sunrise: 05. 34   Sunset: 08.38 At the bottom of this image, 3/4 in from the left, are a couple of pieces of animal droppings. It smelt sweet and tasted of fish, so it is definitely otter spraint; it’s too small for mink, and their droppings smell and taste pretty rancid.  The spraint is right outside a hole Mike Averill and I dug under a big old oak tree, right on the… Read More

Sunrise: 07.54 Sunset: 04.49 When on the marsh, I am inevitably drawn to the North Pond chain – fed by natural springs rising in the swamp, it’s an important and vibrant resource and home to varied plant and animal wildlife: some of it rare. The spring water volume isn’t great, but what there is flows slowly through the center of the swamp and North Pond, close to the surface, without mixing with the… Read More

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