The weather has been perishing with Jack Frost nipping at my un-gloved fingers the past two days on South Riverside Pasture. Most mated vixens will be pregnant by now. The south and north marsh vixens are busily checking out old and new denning sites. They like to have a few options available should a den become compromised; a vixen doesn’t need much encouragement to move her cubs to a new location… Read More
I came across a winding animal track this morning; it appeared to be coming from the nearby otter holt I built over seven years ago. The track wound it’s way over the pasture, across Northern Corridor and into the Lagoon Field. There is a lot of food on the marsh at the moment and the animals are making the most of it. Berries, nuts, and apples are abundant this year. I see… Read More
The marsh cattle have returned from their four weeks jolly to Blackstone Reserve after the “Great Flood.” Waynetta is still lead cow, and the herd has settled in nicely. There is not a lot of grass around for the cattle to eat, but it is growing steadily now.
Although toad mating has not yet peaked on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve, it’s frog and toad spawning galore in North Pond today.