Monthly Archives: July 2018

Glow worms

On the first day of the holiday my family sat down and made a list of things we would like to do over the summer. Some of the ideas were things such as catching up with people we haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Snuffling on through

The badgers are struggling on through with the lack of water. The side stream has been dry since May and the large, back stream is now very low. Along with lots of other badger watchers all over the country who … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count – wildflower meadow

This afternoon we walked across to our nearby wildflower meadow which was planted by our local farmer a couple of years ago. The area is mainly Ox-eye daisies that are now going over, knapweed, thistles, yarrow, St John’s wort, ragwort … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2018 – Garden

Hopefully this will be the first of a few butterfly counts for this year. The¬†Big Butterfly Count was launched in 2010 as a way to assess the environment because Butterflies are an important and early indicator as to what is … Continue reading

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Badger cub rescue

Yesterday morning Oxfordshire Badger Group got called out to a badger cub that had been found wandering around on its own long after it should have been back in its sett asleep. I went with my mum to collect the … Continue reading

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Guided butterfly walk

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to help out on one of Richard Lewington’s guided butterfly walks. Richard is not only fantastic at spotting and identifying butterflies but illustrating them as well. Check out his website¬†http://www.richardlewington.co.uk/ … Continue reading

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Badgers

I didn’t manage to fit a write up on badgers during 30 Days Wild even though I did visit my local sett numerous times. The badgers are really struggling with all the dry weather at the moment and although I … Continue reading

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