Category Archives: Animals

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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Get Your Boots On

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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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Small mammal survey in woodland

Over the weekend I helped out Oxon Mammals who were surveying small mammal populations in woodlands as part of a larger survey for the Mammal Society. 50 Longworth traps were set out in pairs over a 5 x 5 grid, … Continue reading

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Muntjac deer

We have a small number of Muntjac’s on my local patch, a few of them are quite bold and are often reported in gardens around the village eating flowers, annoying or entertaining the householders. Many of them are shy and … Continue reading

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Wildflower Meadow

At the weekend, as a break from studying, I spent an hour sat taking photos in a wildflower meadow. An hour passed by very quickly while watching the Red Kites and Buzzards soar high on the thermals and butterflies flitting … Continue reading

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Trail camera – badgers and a polecat

I’ve been using my trail camera quite a bit over the past few weeks, mainly at two badger setts. It’s been good to see some familiar faces and a surprise visitor. A polecat. Polecats nearly became extinction through persecution, but … Continue reading

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