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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. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. 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

Boulders Beach, South Africa

Boulders Beach is an sheltered beach on the Cape Peninsula which is home to a large colony of African Penguins. It is surrounded by massive granite boulders which gives it the name Boulders Beach. The Boulders Beach penguins started from … Continue reading

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Cape Town – South Africa

Up on Cape Point a troop of Chacma Baboons mingle amongst the tourists. Dodging in and out of the cars and coaches on the look out for food. As groups of visitors enjoyed the sights, struggled against the wind and … Continue reading

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Little owl

Over the last six months I have been on the trail for Little Owls. At the beginning of the year I heard a call that I had heard regularly from a distance but this time it was much closer. After … Continue reading

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Butterfly walk

Sunday morning we walked around the wood and the fields on the edge of the wood looking for butterflies. It wasn’t a great morning for looking, at 10am the weather was cloudy, only about 16 degrees C with a slight … Continue reading

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Cumnor Pond inauguration

Yesterday I attended the inauguration of Cumnor Village pond by Philip Pullman. I pass Cumnor pond every day while on the school bus and love to visit there whenever I can. The pond has recently had plenty of work and … Continue reading

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Evening walk end of term

It was really nice to go for an evening walk in the sunshine now it isn’t so hot and sticky. Many animals seem to have appreciated the few days of rain, the badgers have been busy with lots of new … Continue reading

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Questions from some budding young naturalists

This week I’ve been really honoured to hear that a local primary school have been using my blog to help them learn about ‘living things and their habitat’ during their science lessons. What was really amazing was the variety of … Continue reading

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