After the flood

Wow. It is an absolutely magical time on the fields as they undergo their annual submersion. Perhaps it is my imagination, but this feels like the biggest flood for several years. Even if it only lasts a short time, the impact is huge, and romantic. Walking through the sodden grass this morning, with water approaching … More After the flood

Harvest mice

Sorry for the long absence, but I’ve been busy with other things! However, the marshes have not been idle, and recent camera trap footage shows herons, deer, ducks, and a fox  with a cub all using the scrape in the south field. In the northern fields the ditches are full of tadpoles and dragon flies, … More Harvest mice


Amazing news. I was checking the camera traps on one of the fields in Godney, and this otter was wiggling its way along the bank next to me (see video at the bottom of the page). It’s very exciting. I didn’t realise otters were in this area, although I knew they were nearby in Westhay … More Otters!!!

iNews article

Hey – there was a cheery piece on small scale rewilding that mentioned Godney Marshes in the iNews recently. Perhaps I am being too sensitive, but there are a few things I would like to mention, as I’m worried the way it is written makes my neighbours sound worse and me sound better. I am … More iNews article

Summer scrape

Wow. We’ve had several weeks of warm weather down in the South West and things have changed dramatically. Most obvious is that both fields are now host to huge numbers of dragonflies and damselflies. Every step sends rattling bolts of electric blue or green in all directions. Hawkers and chasers dash up from the grass … More Summer scrape

May on the meadow

What a difference a couple of weeks of sun makes. At the end of April the land still seemed to be in Winter mode, with icy winds and short grass. Now, in mid-May the change as been startling, with the Levels taking on a lush, almost subtropical feel. The wildlife is making a return too. … More May on the meadow