Category Archives: Blogging

Badger Bones

A couple of weeks ago I found the remains of a dead badger. Not much, a few hairs and a pile of bones. With the close proximity of the badger to my local sett I’m guessing that this badger belonged … Continue reading

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UK Blog Awards: Nature and Wildlife

   You can vote for my blog here  VOTE HERE   I’m really pleased to get through to the second stage of the UK blog awards. This year they have included the category: Nature & Wildlife. I’m up against some amazing … Continue reading

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Autumn colours

Autumn is a time for spectacular colours, the oranges, reds and yellows suddenly burst through just as the countryside seems to be getting dull and grey. At the end of a dark and damp afternoon I went for a walk … Continue reading

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Fallow deer rescue

Yesterday morning my dad spotted a young Fallow deer in a field that was limping. Each time the deer took a couple of steps she fell over, lay down for a moment, then struggled to get up, took another step … Continue reading

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Book review – Bobby the brown long- eared bat

A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with Angela Mills on Twitter about bats and the Bat Conservation Trust. She very kindly sent me a copy of her book ‘Bobby The Brown Long-eared bat’. As this book is … Continue reading

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October Starlings

On the nearby wires, pylons and chimney pots the Starlings are starting to gather. During the late afternoon their chattering and squabbling gets louder and louder. Occasionally one will swoop down to drink from the pond, followed by more and … Continue reading

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Small mammal survey 2018

Last weekend I joined Oxfordshire mammal group on a morning of checking and collecting Longworth traps. Longworth traps are used in small mammal surveying. They are laid in areas with vegetation and baited with apple for moisture, bird seeds and … Continue reading

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