Monthly Archives: September 2017

BBOWT – Hitchcopse Pit

BBOWT’s Nature Reserve, Hitchcopse Pit, like Dry Sandford Pit was once a quarry. I visited Dry Sandford Pit in March and had planned to go back in the autumn but we ended up at Hitchcopse pit instead. https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/bbowt-dry-sandford-pit/ Hitchcopse Pit … Continue reading

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Grey day at Farmoor reservoir

The sky was overcast with smirr – ¬†thanks to Robert Macfarlane and his ‘word of the day’ on Twitter for this word. Smirr is fine, drifting rain, so light as to seem mist- or smoke-like, but which coats evenly & … Continue reading

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Fungi in the wood

The woodlands behind my house are teeming with fungi at the moment. Woodlands, along with Grasslands are the best place to go looking for fungus. Toadstools and mushrooms can sometimes last only a few days, they are just the fruit … Continue reading

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Importance of hedgerows

On the Breakfast news this morning there was an article about a group of people who were unhappy that their local council has plans to demolish a large hedgerow to enable a road to be widened in the lead up … Continue reading

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Kariega Safari

To round up the holiday we ended with a fantastic Safari at Kariega Game Reserve. When we arrived at Kariega the excitement began straight away, we had to be escorted to our lodges as there was a Buffalo charging at … Continue reading

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