Monthly Archives: August 2016

Back on my local patch

I’ve been away from my local patch on and off for the past three weeks so I haven’t been able to spend much time walking around it. It is definitely good to be back. Local patches are important, if you … Continue reading

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Birdfair 2016

Birdfair is an annual three day event which is held every August at Rutland Water. Each year the money raised goes to a different conservation project. ¬†Birdfair has now been running for 28 years and this year was my third … Continue reading

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Whale watching – Bay of Biscay

ORCA and Brittany Ferries run a 3 day mini cruise I-spy whale watching trip from Portsmouth to Santander, then back to Plymouth. Guided by experts who help spot and identify marine mammals, it is a great way to get involved … Continue reading

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Crickets and Grasshoppers

There are 27 different species of Grasshoppers and Crickets in the UK. Eleven species of grasshoppers and 10 species of Bush Crickets, plus true crickets and a Mole cricket. All species of Grasshoppers can fly except the Meadow grasshopper, while … Continue reading

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Struggles and inspirations in the wildlife world.

Sometimes it can be quite disheartening to constantly read about the state of wildlife around the world. Each time I read through social media it is easy to feel helpless, so many animals are being persecuted, or attacked, killed or … Continue reading

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