Monthly Archives: May 2018

Appleton Wildlife Diary is 5 years old today

When I started Appleton Wildlife Diary 5 years ago I never imagined that I would still be writing it 5 years later. Over the past 5 years I have had some amazing wildlife encounters, met some inspirational people and been … Continue reading

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Explosion of insects

With all the warm weather over the past couple of weeks the air, the hedgerow and the field margin are now full of insects. Not only is this beautiful to see but it is also a great food source for … Continue reading

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Growing badger cubs

It’s been a couple of weeks since the badger cubs have emerged from the safety of the underground chambers and there have been some up’s and down’s. I discovered a dead badger cub not far from the sett. A tiny … Continue reading

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Owls

Around my local patch I get 4 different types of owls. Barn owl, Tawny owl, Little owl and Short- eared owl. Over the past couple of weeks both a Barn owl and two Little owls have been very visible. Five … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – May 2018

If you go down to the woods today, just one word describes it – Bluebells The woodland floor is a carpet of blue and after the recent warm weather the air is fullĀ  with the heavy scent of Bluebells.   … Continue reading

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First glimpse of 2018 badger cubs

I’m really please to discover, after waiting patiently, that this years badger cubs are finally being brave enough to venture above ground.   It’s been really interesting watch through all of the trail camera footage, of which the above film … Continue reading

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