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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 Instagram appletonwild


Today is the second snowday or day off school due to the weather, which gave me chance to catch up with December’s – If you go down to the woods today……. I write around 50 words each month for my … Continue reading

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Snowy local patch

Since I’ve been blogging about my local patch, I can’t remember a day when it has snowed so much. Everything looks so different with a covering of white, familiar paths disappear, the trees hang to the ground with the weight … Continue reading

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Interview with an author – Papiliones by Jonathan Bradley

Something different for my blog this time. I recently interviewed Jonathan Bradley about his book Papiliones that has just been published. I asked Jonathan about getting young people interested in butterflies.   1. I understand you started writing poems aged … Continue reading

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Attachment issues

One thing that I find difficult to do while enjoying wildlife is not get emotionally attached. If you have been following my blog for long enough now you will know that I do get emotionally attached and that when something … Continue reading

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Quick visit to Farmoor reservoir

On Sunday I felt like getting away from my local patch, so I persuaded mum to drive me down to Farmoor reservoir a couple of miles away. The sun was shining but the wind, as always at Farmoor, was bitterly … Continue reading

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Goodbye Fantastic Mrs Fox

I’m angry and upset to say the least. About half an hour ago I left the house, on a sunny afternoon, to go out to take photos but came face to face with this. Unfortunately I believe she was legally … Continue reading

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Badgers are ingenious

A couple of weeks ago I noticed part of the fencing where I walk looked like it had been trodden on. On close inspection I could see a badger trail leading up to and away from the fence. Normally the … Continue reading

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