Oxford Festival of Nature, Day four – 30 Days Wild

This is the second year I have been to Oxford’s Festival of Nature, Wild Fair, held at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The Wild Fair is run by Bucks, Berks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and is in the middle of the two week long Festival of Nature.

This year I volunteered to work on the Oxfordshire Badger group stall. It was really interesting to listen to peoples stories about badgers in their garden or their badger watching experiences. We encouraged everyone to report their sightings of badgers or signs of badger activity such as setts, latrines or digging. Also reports of dead badgers on the roadside, as this all builds up a picture of the badgers we have in Oxfordshire.



Badgers and hedgehogs together


On display at the Wild Fair were the winning photographs from BBOWT’s photography competition. I was lucky enough to be awarded runner up in the under 18’s category with my photo of a ladybird on a thistle.

Ladybird on thistle

Runner up in BBOWT’s under 18’s photography competition

There were plenty of things to do and see to fill the whole day. You could build your own birds nest out of moss, straw and twigs. Have a go at building a bird box, watch bees in a see through hive, visit the pop up wildlife garden and learn about whales, hedgehogs, wolves, birds of prey, and mammals with the Oxfordshire Mammal group.

I am interesting in completing the 30 day challenge – to see 30 mammals during the month of June.

IMG_0142Taking the crow challenge

TWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_04

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. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. 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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3 Responses to Oxford Festival of Nature, Day four – 30 Days Wild

  1. Pingback: Review of 2016 | Appleton Wildlife Diary by Alex White

  2. steve staker says:

    Hi Alex
    A very informative blogg . Plus a good list of many other bloggs and sites to go to .
    Your photography skills are outstanding . Along with a keen eye for detail , and capturing a good pose of the subject in question .
    It is pleasing to see a young person with
    such passion for wildlife . You are one of
    many others from your generation . Who
    are passionate and caring for our wildlife to be around for all , in future years to come

    Liked by 1 person

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