School closures

I found out today that along with all the other schools in the country, the college I attend will be closed on Monday for the foreseeable future.

It’s such a shame, after not really enjoying school, I’m having a great time at college. I love the course I’m on and I’m really going to miss being there.

We are going to have online lessons and we have to continue with our FMP (Final Major Project).

As much as I’ll be missing college I’m looking forward to spending time out with my camera unless we go on complete lockdown. In which case I’ll be watching wildlife using my Birdsy camera.


I’m also hoping to post regularly about visitors to my garden, using the chapter from Get Your Boots On – Outdoors From Indoors.

A concept first used as a campaign called #WildlifeFromMyWindow by Lizzie Guntrip.

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Let me know here, on Twitter or Facebook what wildlife you see from your window

Stay Wild


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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6 Responses to School closures

  1. I’ve just been watching a squirrel in my garden behaving very oddly… He would lie splayed out on the grass looking a bit like those old tiger skin rugs he was so flat. Then he’d crawl a little bit and lie still again. He was in the shady part of the garden so I can only assume this was a technique to cool down in the afternoon heat… Unless you have any other ideas?

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    • Yes, it is exactly that, to cool down
      I found this information
      “Beyond being a defensive strategy, lying flat has other benefits. Lying flat on a cool surface helps the squirrel cool down by dissipating body heat. By spreading out the body on a patch of ground that is cooler than the surrounding air, the squirrels allows the superficial blood vessels to be in closer contact with the ground.”


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  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Stay wild and safe😊

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