Monthly Archives: February 2018

If you go down to the woods today – February

If you go down to the woods today – February If you go down to the wood today signs of Spring are everywhere even though the temperatures are still dipping below freezing. Woodpeckers are drumming, the treetops are alive with … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging Camera

Over the weekend I had a chance to borrow a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging works by using a special lens which focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view. The focused light is scanned by infrared-detector … Continue reading

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National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week runs each year from 14-21 February. Natural nest sites are disappearing fast,  therefore BTO are encouraging people to put up nest boxes in their gardens to help breeding birds. In my garden we have 12 nest … Continue reading

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Badgers in February

The first two weeks in February are when badger cubs are born. There are usually 2-3 cubs in a litter, each being around 15-16cm long and weighing in at about 75-130g. The cubs will soon be covered in tiny grey … Continue reading

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Visit to London

I spent Thursday and Friday last week up in London. In my free time I got a chance to check out the wildlife in St James’s park. One thing I noticed is how accustomed the birds are to humans passing within … Continue reading

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