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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

Day 1 – 30 Days Wild, garden

Today is the first day of #30dayswild The Wildlife Trust annual campaign to encourage people to do something wild everyday.   https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/40705/petition/1 I spent today helping out on Oxon badger groups’ stall at the Wild Fair in Oxford In one of … Continue reading

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Ermine moth caterpillar webs

There are 8 types of ermine moths in the UK I think this one is the Orchard Ermine, (Yponomeuta padella) because I saw it on Hawthorn and the larvae of the Orchard Ermine feed on blackthorn, hawthorn and cherry. The moth’s larvae, … Continue reading

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Say No to the Mow in May

As I’m writing this blog, with the windows open, I can hear lawn mowers up and down the street cutting away. We have decided to join ‘Say No to the Mow‘ during May, although we haven’t actually cut the lawn … Continue reading

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Get Your Boots On

FREE signed professional print of my Fox photo with every copy of my forthcoming book Get Your Boots On (released 3 July) pre-ordered during May! This offer is available exclusively from DivedUp.com – place your orders now! https://divedup.com/shop/get-your-boots-on/   To have a look … Continue reading

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First sighting of 2019 Badger Cubs

It may look like I’m really close, but I’m not. My camera lens is at full capacity and I’m balancing on a tree. All that taken in to consideration I’m really pleased to see 2019 badger cubs.   I had … Continue reading

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Churchyard Wildlife

Over the past few weeks I’ve been putting together a short film to promote the wildlife in my local churchyard.  

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Swallows are back

A couple of days ago the sound of twittering and warbling reappeared over the garden. The Swallows have returned. The bird above is possibly an older male, who are the first to return to a nesting site. The females can … Continue reading

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