Category Archives: Blogging

Badger trails

The crops have been harvested and the wild flower meadow cut leaving telltale signs of the badgers foraging paths from over the summer. Badgers will use the same paths for generations. It is not just badgers that weave their way … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Badgers, Blogging, fox, mammals, nature, outdoors, Oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife photography, Woodland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trail camera, badgers and darker evenings

It’s getting darker earlier and earlier each evening and it won’t be long before the clocks go back meaning it will be dark not long after I get home from school. I’ll miss seeing the badgers in daylight, but look … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Badgers, Blogging, fox, mammals, nature, outdoors, Oxfordshire, photography, trail camera, Uncategorized, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Folklore and fungi

While walking through the wood yesterday I came across a Fairy ring. The ring of fungi is caused by the mycelium which moves outwards from the centre. After using up the nutrients, the centre dies and a ring of mushrooms … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Fungi, nature, outdoors, Oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, Wildlife photography, Woodland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

BBOWT – Hitchcopse Pit

BBOWT’s Nature Reserve, Hitchcopse Pit, like Dry Sandford Pit was once a quarry. I visited Dry Sandford Pit in March and had planned to go back in the autumn but we ended up at Hitchcopse pit instead. https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/bbowt-dry-sandford-pit/ Hitchcopse Pit … Continue reading

Posted in birds, Blogging, Butterfly, insects, nature, Nature reserve, outdoors, Oxfordshire, photography, Uk nature, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plettenberg bay

The area around Plettenberg bay is full of water based activities, from Whale watching to snorkelling with seals, kayaking to diving with sharks. As the weather was calm we decided to go out Whale watching again, this time with Ocean … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, mammals, nature, South Africa, Uncategorized, Whale watching, Wildlife, Wildlife photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teniqua Treetops, Knysna

After spending a few days on the coast we moved to a totally different setting, Teniqua Treetops. A group of canvas tree houses make up an eco friendly place to stay high up in indigenous forest on the foothills of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Blogging, Camping, nature, outdoors, photography, South Africa, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Whale watching in Hermanus

Hermanus is situated on the Western Cape and is famous for its whale watching, both from the cliff tops or from a boat. After doing a bit of research we choose the company Southern Right Charters to go out with. Leaving … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, birds, Blogging, mammals, nature, outdoors, photography, South Africa, Uncategorized, Whale watching, Wildlife photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment