Author Archives: Alex White - Appletonwild

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

Dragonflies

The Ruddy darter dragonfly is one of the most common dragonflies. You can tell it apart from the common darter by its black legs and club shaped abdomen Get Your Boots On available at Amazon

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Water for wildlife

Back on 17th June I wrote a post about putting water out for wildlife. After the last month of very little rain, it is even more important Doesn’t have to be anything special, just as long as it isn’t too … Continue reading

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Food Supply July

‘No Mow May’, turned in to ‘Let it bloom June’, it’s now ‘Food supply July’ . Each year we stop mowing our small front garden for a few months over the summer, starting in May. This year the sparrows have … Continue reading

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Day 19 – 30 Days Wild – Rainbow

Amazing rainbow over the garden this evening

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Day 17 – 30 Days Wild – Water for wildlife

With the past few days of very hot weather putting a dish of water out for wildlife can be a life saver

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Day 16 – 30 Days Wild – Butterflies

The recent warm weather as meant the bramble hedge close to my house is covered in butterflies

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Day 12 – 30 Days Wild – Clouds

Clouds

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Day 11 – 30 Days Wild – close up

Catching up with posting on 30 Days Wild Taking a closer look

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Day 10 – 30 Days Wild – Pied wagtail fledglings

Great to watch a couple of Pied wagtail fledglings hopping from roof top to roof top being fed One of the fledglings was getting pretty hot sat in the sun and was ‘gular fluttering’ which is a bird’s version of … Continue reading

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Day 9 – 30 days Wild- Light

Light through the leaves

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