I spotted a great article on a blog I’ve been following for a while. It’s a local blog by a lady known only as Jody, and it contains lovely, engaging reports of her walks and rambles, mainly around the Clayhanger Marsh and Ryders Mere area. I believe she’s a friend of Chaz Mason, our other great local wildlife blogger working the same area.
You may remember that a few weeks ago I posted a timely warning to beware of rutting deer, which are generally aggressive, stroppy and less easily scared when they’re getting ready to mate. Well, on Tuesday 1st November, Jody observed red deer stags engaging in a competitive rut on Grange Farm, near the sewage works off Green Lane in Walsall Wood. Thankfully, she had the presence of mind to record not just pictures but video, too. Please visit her excellent blog to find out more.
I continue to be bowled over by the tremendous diversity, quality and energy of local bloggers like Jody and Chaz. They work hard to document the things that many of us either can’t get to see, or don’t otherwise know are happening. It’s a credit to the local online community that all this home-grown content continues to develop and thrive, all collated, of course, by the wonderful YamYam and it’s related sites, more of which at the weekend.
Nice one Jody. Loving your blog.