Category Archives: Citizen science

Global Citizenship #EcoSchoolsAtHome Frugi 10 day challenge

Frugi and Eco-schools England have just launched a 10 days #EcoschoolsAtHome challenge. Each day there are different challenges you can download and take part in. Head over to the websites to find out more Frugi or here Eco-schools The websites … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 5 – badger identification

Over the past few weeks of dry weather, we have had quite a few visitors to the garden pond. First, a female badger turned up and regularly came 5 or 6 times a night to drink. She is lactating so … Continue reading

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Tracks and signs workshop

Just a quick blog about the Recorders conference that I attended on Saturday. The event was hosted by Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre who collect, analyse and share geodiversity and biodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Throughout the day information and … Continue reading

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Barn Owl Pellets

My mum was out walking the dogs the other evening when a Barn Owl flew over her head. She noted where it landed and came home to tell me. The next day we went out and searched around the bottom … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

With bird feeders topped up and camera at the ready, I settled down to see which birds visited my garden during the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Bird Watch. As always I completed this important piece of citizen science between 9am … Continue reading

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Second Butterfly count

Second butterfly count was at Bernwood forest.  1pm. Temperature was 31 degrees, sunshine Bernwood Forest has its own Butterfly trail and occasionally sightings of the Purple Emperor. Unfortunately we didn’t spot one of those, but did see: 13  x Silver … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count number one

Each year Butterfly Conservation run the Big Butterfly Count. The idea is to count the butterflies you can see from a fixed position for 15 minutes, then submit your sightings. The first Big Butterfly Count of this year was quite … 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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Big Garden Bird Watch 2019

This is the 5th year I’ve taken part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. It’s been interesting to look back at the last five years results and notice any changes that have occurred. This morning was a drizzly, cold, … Continue reading

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Last photos of 2018

It’s been another busy and exciting year in 2018. There always seems to be something to new to discover or learn about. I had a weeks work experience at The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, saw glow worms for the … Continue reading

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