My blog is three years old today

I started writing my blog three years ago today. It was during May half term, I was bored so my mum suggested that I went out with a camera, took some photos and wrote about what I saw over that week.

I can’t believe that I’m still doing it three years on.

This is the very first photo I took.

first blog photo

Photo from 24th May 2013

Tadpoles from May 2013

One of my first blog photos

Over the past three years of taking photos and blogging I have met some amazing people, learnt so much about British wildlife and probably asked more questions than I can remember. I have had so much support from individuals, organisations, groups and people on social media.

Hopefully my photography has come on a long way during this time.

A big thank you to all those people who take the time to read, like and comment on my blog.

I plan to continue taking photos and blogging for a very long time, and hope for lots more adventures to come.

This week I went for a visit down to my local river, it was great to see so many dragonflies, butterflies and newly hatched goslings out for the first time.

Beautiful Demoiselle

Beautiful demoiselle

I still find have to ask lots of questions, such as does anyone know what these footprints are?

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Another reason for visiting my local river is to see the Swallows. They have returned for another year to nest under the weir. I spent ages watching them fly just above the surface of the river and disappear up under the bridge.

Swallow

Swallow

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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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7 Responses to My blog is three years old today

  1. Alex,
    Congratulations on reaching your blog’s third anniversary. I’ve only recently started following, and I am so impressed by your photographs and films. The good news is that your love of wildlife will never leave you, now.
    Re. those footprints – it’s difficult to get a sense of size or scale, but could they be hedgehog? I would strongly recommend finding a good guidebook for tracks and signs. Mine is an out-of-print Collins Guide, but I’m sure there are others available.
    Best wishes,

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    • appletonwild says:

      Thank you for your comment, and for following my blog. The photo didn’t show it very well, the footprints were on a river bank. I was hoping it could be watervole.

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  2. Tony Jevons says:

    Well done Alex on reaching your third anniversary. I love reading your entries and tour photos are splendid, keep up the brilliant work!

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  3. Congratulations on such a brilliant blog!

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  4. Jo Golding says:

    Congratulations Alex, I love seeing what you find right on my doorstep.

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  5. Well done for persevering with your blog. This is the first one I’ve seen. The photos are lovely and I believe the footprints were left by an otter. How exciting is that?

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