Monthly Archives: July 2016

RSPB Big Wild Sleepout

This weekend is the RSPB Big Wild Sleepout. – Swap your home for nature’s home and discover a secret world of wildlife. It is a great chance to find out what goes on outside when you are normally tucked up in … Continue reading

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Catch up with the badger family

I have been watching these cubs since they first emerged. Most of the time just two of them stay around the sett while the other 3 are more adventurous and explore further away. Occasionally I’ve become quite worried as I … Continue reading

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A week in pictures

This week I’ve been taking photos of anything that catches my eye. There are lots of insects around the garden and out in the fields. The butterfly numbers seem to have increased as the sunny weather continues. The ants took … Continue reading

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The Big Butterfly Count

This is the third year I have taken part in The Big Butterfly Count, so I’m now able to start comparing the results. 24th July 2014 – I counted 9 Peacock butterflies, I Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma. Plus … Continue reading

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Rescuing a lamb and a day on the river

Whilst putting the boat in the River Thames on Saturday evening, ready for the 6k open water swim first thing Sunday morning, we noticed a small head of something floating in the water. We realised it was a lamb, but … Continue reading

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Badger weekend

I spent Friday evening down at the badgers sett. Tiny Tim was the only badger around. This one still spends most of its time near the sett. It was the smallest of the 6 cubs born this year. The nursery … Continue reading

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Hedgehog

Up until recently I had never seen a hedgehog in the wild. I still haven’t actually seen one but over the past week my trail camera has been filming a hedgehog that has been visiting my garden every night. Over … Continue reading

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