Ajuga Reptans (Bugle, or Bugleweed) – Edible and Medicinal but Underappreciated

In this video I talk about Ajuga Reptans, a plant commonly known as Buggle or Buggleweed. This plant is edible and has a long history of medicinal use, but despite all its potential, it remains vastly unappreciated by herbalists and the general public alike. Ajuga Reptans Much as the Ground Ivy which I introduced to … Continue reading “Ajuga Reptans (Bugle, or Bugleweed) – Edible and Medicinal but Underappreciated”

Badger Sow Is Worrying Me, Shows Signs of Being Unwell, Possibly Sick

The badger sow, mother of three beautiful and healthy cubs, started exhibiting the concerning signs of being unwell. I don’t know at this time what exactly is wrong with her and why she acts so sickly, but seeing how unwell she is made me worry. It truly gripped my heart watching the latest trail camera … Continue reading “Badger Sow Is Worrying Me, Shows Signs of Being Unwell, Possibly Sick”

Smiley Vixen Likes to Spend Time on Her Porch, But Intruder Fox Still Visits and Barks

The beautiful Smiley Vixen is now well settled in her den. She goes about her daily duties around the woods, but always finds time to chill on her porch. Just because. When the weather is nice, she hangs out at the entrance to her den and spends time savoring the fresh forest air. Life seems … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Likes to Spend Time on Her Porch, But Intruder Fox Still Visits and Barks”

Bird’s Nest and Helleborine – Two Unique Orchids Growing in My Woods

Despite the severe drought that’s plaguing the vast parts of Europe this spring, or maybe thanks to them, the woods where I live have bloomed with a rare and a unique type of Orchids. The Bird’s Nest Orchid is not all that rare, at least as far as the Orchids are concerned, as it is … Continue reading “Bird’s Nest and Helleborine – Two Unique Orchids Growing in My Woods”

Baby Badgers Come Out of Sett Again and Play on Their Own While Mother Drags Leaves Inside

The baby badgers seem to be growing fast. The mother badger recently took them out of the sett for the first time, and on their second day out, they already played on their own. On their first day out, the babies mostly stayed by the mother. Granted, one wandered away and the mother had to … Continue reading “Baby Badgers Come Out of Sett Again and Play on Their Own While Mother Drags Leaves Inside”

Smiley Vixen Shows Her Teeth and Makes Funny Noises

Up until now, the Smiley Vixen has been all smiles and cutes. Now that’s all changed. She’s still cute, she can’t help it. But she also has an uglier side and can show her teeth when she gets angry. Granted, she’s shown before that she can be aggressive when her territory is threatened, but I … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Shows Her Teeth and Makes Funny Noises”

Magic Trick Using Milky Sap of Toxic Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia Cyparissias)

In this video I perform a simple, but fun magic trick using the plant called Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia Cyparissias). This plant is toxic and contains milky sap which can also be toxic to sensitive individuals. Consequently, it’s not advised to try the magic unless you are sure you will not have an allergic reaction to … Continue reading “Magic Trick Using Milky Sap of Toxic Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia Cyparissias)”

Female Badger Gives Birth to Three Babies, Trail Cams Capture Moment She Took Them Out for First Time

It hasn’t been all that long since the sett of the badger pair was visited by an intruding boar who sought to mate with the resident sow. It would seem the mating was successful, the sow got pregnant and gave birth to three healthy, beautiful badger babies. After my latest trip to the badger pair’s … Continue reading “Female Badger Gives Birth to Three Babies, Trail Cams Capture Moment She Took Them Out for First Time”

Ground Ivy (Glechoma Hederacea) – Medicinal and Edible Plant with Many Uses

Today I’m out harvesting Ground Ivy (Glechoma Hederacea) – it’s a useful plant that’s edible, medicinal and abundant. It grows an extensive root system which easily breaks and when broken, it encourages the plant to grow more shoots, so you can’t really overharvest the plant. For this reason it’s known as Creeping Charlie in the … Continue reading “Ground Ivy (Glechoma Hederacea) – Medicinal and Edible Plant with Many Uses”

Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes

After successfully defending her den from an aggressive fox who intruded upon her dwelling, the Smiley Vixen seems to be living the time in her new den up. Latest trail cam footage shows her still wearing her signature permanent smile on the face, as she goes out and in the burrow to do her daily … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes”