Category Archives: Citizen science

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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Hazel Hill Wood

Recently I had the chance to visit the magical Hazel Hill Wood Hazel Hill wood, near Salisbury, is a 70 acre ancient woodland plus wildflower meadow. The setting is completely off the grid with¬†electricity from photo-voltaic systems, compost toilets, running … Continue reading

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The People’s Walk For Wildlife

I’ll be taking part in Chris Packham’s ‘The People’s Walk for Wildlife’ not only for the Badgers being killed as I write this, the declining Hedgehogs, the Water Voles losing their habitat or all the other mammals, birds, insects and … Continue reading

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