What is Wildlife blogging?

When I first started my wildlife blog in 2013 I never imagined that I would still be writing on a regular basis.

To me wildlife blogging is jotting down things I see, mostly on my local patch. To record the different animals and plants, the changing seasons, the ordinary and less ordinary through photos and words.

The photos and words don’t have to be anything special, just a way that you can look back and remember. The places don’t need to be far away. Back gardens or local parks can be amazing for wildlife. Whether it’s 10 words or 1000 words, blogging can be a way to share your wildlife encounters with others.

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Rabbit on the edge of a car park

I love being inspired by other wildlife blogs. Of different ways to look at things, places to go, books to read, and hints and tips on photography, as well as trail cameras.

I don’t write for anyone in particular and sometimes it can be quite frustrating when I’ve written a huge blog with what I think are quite good photos and only 10 people look at it, but if my blog inspires another 10 year old, the age I was when I started, to get outside and discover wildlife on their local patch then I don’t really mind.

Who would have guessed that my blog would have turned in to writing a book.

My debut book  Get Your Boots On  is out July 2019.

Get Your Boots On  is a combination of my blogs, a sort of diary. Together with general information, photographs and encouragement from expert contributors telling their wildlife stories.

king fisher book photo

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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17 Responses to What is Wildlife blogging?

  1. Hi Alex, congrats on your book. Came across you on Twitter and absolutely loved your post on wildlife in graveyards. I’m working with two community groups who both have really interesting old cemeteries and hopefully your post will encourage them to manage it for wildlife. I’ve been thinking of starting a blog and seeing/reading yours has pushed me into the idea for definite.
    Thanks and thanks

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  2. CT says:

    You do a grand job educating people about wildlife Alex, regardless of viewing stats. Plus it’s a record that will always be there for you. So exciting about your book- a great achievement. CT.

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  3. FenGuy says:

    Hi Alex,
    I feel the same way about blogging. I’ve been writing a blog since May 2017 and can’t believe how quick the time has passed. I don’t have many followers and sometimes wonder why I write a blog, but like you I find it acts a bit like a diary and anyway I enjoy doing it. Great about your book – that’s a real achievement to have a book published.

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  4. Sue says:

    Congratulations on your book Alex, I’m sure it will be well received. I enjoy reading your blog as well, I like reading about the wildlife in your neck of the woods. 🙂


  5. Lindsey Webb says:

    Your blog has inspired me to write my own wildlife blog (just starting)! I thought if he can do it, so can I. Keep up the good work. I like reading about animals on your side of the pond.

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  6. Greta DH says:

    Congratulations Alex!

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  7. Congrats on your first book! I, too, do a wildlife blog on the birds of the Chesapeake Bay region in the United States. It is very satisfying to me and I love sharing. Been doing it almost 10 years! Keep up your great work, Alex!

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  8. shazza says:

    That’s amazing that you have written a book. My niece and nephew who are eight and ten are wildlife mad …so I will look out for it.

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  9. Sheila Northover says:

    Well done on getting your book ready for publishing Alex. I am thinking about getting a copy for my grandson who lives in a village near you and will be 10 this summer.

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