Category Archives: insects

Day 20 Of 30 Days Wild – Ladybirds

For one of the 30 Days Wild two years ago I did a blog about Ladybirds https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/look-for-ladybirds-day-8-30-days-wild/ On that day I found at least six different types of ladybird. Today I could only find Harlequin ladybirds. The Harlequin ladybird is … Continue reading

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Day 16 of 30 days Wild – 30 seconds

Take 30 seconds out of the day to admire the natural world  

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Day 14 of 30 Days Wild – insects

For Day 14 of 30 Days Wild I made a short film clip of the insects in my garden  

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Day 8 of 30 Days Wild – Visit a nature reserve

Your local nature reserve is a great place to relax and watch wildlife.  Each nature reserve usually has its own specialist species. We visited Strumpshaw Fen which is well known for the Swallowtail butterfly. Strumpshaw Fen is located near Norwich, … Continue reading

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Day 2 – 30 Days Wild – dissecting a pellet

It isn’t only owls that produce pellets, Corvids, Cormorants, Herons, Kingfishers, Gulls, Swallows and lots of other species including Robins also produce them. Although you are more likely to find an owl pellet, as they tend to be more compact … Continue reading

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Explosion of insects

With all the warm weather over the past couple of weeks the air, the hedgerow and the field margin are now full of insects. Not only is this beautiful to see but it is also a great food source for … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – April

If you go down to the woods today expect April showers and flowers. The brown carpet of winter has been completely replaced by vivid green, speckled with primroses and wood anemones. The first blossom of Spring has arrived quickly followed … Continue reading

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