Category Archives: Local patch

Garden birds

There is a certain change in the air. Although the weather is still cold and overcast it is now past 4pm when it starts to get dark. In the garden the Snowdrops are starting to appear and down in the … Continue reading

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Great bustard in Oxfordshire

As soon as I finished college on Monday I headed out to the last known location of the Great bustard that has been hanging around in Oxfordshire for the past few days. Great Bustards became extinct in the UK in … Continue reading

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Connections

One of the amazing things about writing a blog is the connections it makes. I’m not talking about networking or writing to gain anything, I’m talking about the feedback and comments that come back from around the world. As I … Continue reading

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Mammal Week

National Mammal Week is organised by The Mammal Society and this year runs from 23 October to 1 November 2020. Mammals have always been my favourite animals to watch and take photographs of. I’ve been out for a walk around … Continue reading

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Surprise visitor to my local patch

There was a colourful visitor to the village where I live today. Easier to hear than to spot, this Alexandrine parakeet spent the afternoon flying between two hedgerows on the outskirts of the village, sometimes just sitting calling or at … Continue reading

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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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Get Your Boots On – nearly a year on

As many of you know Get Your Boots On was published nearly a year ago on 3rd July 2019. On my social media, I’ve started doing a count down. It’s 4 days until a whole year since Get Your Boots … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 7 – Butterflies

In between the rain showers today there were long patches of sunshine that the butterflies took advantage of. Along one hedgerow and down into the flower meadow I came across these few species of butterfly.  

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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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30 Days Wild – Day 4 – Little things

Sometimes it’s good to spend time noticing the little things. The intricate lives of insects and beetles. During a short walk from my house I took photos of a nettle weevil, aphids, ants and raindrops.

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