Monthly Archives: June 2018

Day 28 of 30 Days Wild – Foxes

It was fascinating to watch this fox stalking. It lay in the grass with only its ears twitching every so often. Occasionally the fox would raise its head then slowly lower it to the ground. After about 10 minutes it … Continue reading

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Day 27 of 30 Days Wild – Strawberry moon

As it was so hot yesterday our dogs didn’t get their last walk until quite late. It was perfect out in the field, to walk around while the moon rose up from behind the wood. We could hear the Little … Continue reading

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Day 26 of 30 Days Wild – Longhorn beetles

It’s great when you come across something you have never noticed before. There are 69  species of Longhorn beetles in Britain and I probably walk passed plenty every day while out taking photos, but I’ve never really stopped and looked … Continue reading

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Day 25 of 30 Days Wild – Water

With the weather forecast for the week ahead full of sunny, dry days and temperatures around Oxfordshire of 26 to 28 degrees, it is important to put of water for birds and animals. It doesn’t have to be an expensive … Continue reading

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Day 24 of 30 Days Wild – pond dipping

Just under a year ago we built a pond in our garden. It has many visitors that use it to drink from, but today we thought we would find out what lived in the pond. Sadly no tadpoles yet, but … Continue reading

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Day 23 of 30 Days Wild – Revision in the garden

My end of year exams start on Monday, so a lot of time has been taken up revising. I’m not sure revising out in the garden is the best idea for me as I keep getting distracted by all the … Continue reading

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Day 22 of 30 Days Wild – Badger comeback

Around five years a badger sett that I knew of in Oxfordshire was destroyed by badger baiters. I won’t give any details, but it was horrific and very upsetting. Every so often I go back and check up on the … Continue reading

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Day 21 of 30 Days Wild – Citizen science

For Day 21 of 30 Days Wild I joined lots of other citizen scientists around the UK sampling the air for background fungal spores, to monitor for resistance to azole fungicide drugs. At 8am this morning I put the air … Continue reading

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Day 20 Of 30 Days Wild – Ladybirds

For one of the 30 Days Wild two years ago I did a blog about Ladybirds https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/look-for-ladybirds-day-8-30-days-wild/ On that day I found at least six different types of ladybird. Today I could only find Harlequin ladybirds. The Harlequin ladybird is … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – June 2018

Day 19 of 30 Days Wild was a walk around the woods. I write a 50 word account about my local woods each month for our Parish website If you go down to the woods today two plants are very … Continue reading

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