Category Archives: Local patch

Crazy few days

Sunday saw the first hedgehog day in Witney Oxfordshire, organised by Hugh Warwick. A day where people came together to celebrate all things hedgehog and spread the word on how you can make the place you live hedgehog friendly. It … Continue reading

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Fallow deer behaviour

As Autumn arrives the activity of the Fallow deer increases and the gathering in of the harvest makes them more visible. After noticing a few signs and seeing a couple of glimpses of a herd of female fallow deer, I … Continue reading

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Competition Time

It is three months today since Get Your Boots On was released, to celebrate this over on Twitter and Facebook I’m hosting a competition Twitter Facebook #Competition time! I will be sending out a FREE signed copy of Get Your … Continue reading

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Winter Sleep – Book review

With the Starlings gathering on the wires, the harvest over and the evenings getting darker earlier, winter is not far away, here on my local patch. Winter sleep by Alex Morss and Sean Taylor is a great way to help … Continue reading

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Conkers

Conkers have always been a part of my childhood. In primary school I remember being shown how to put string through the conker so we could spend the whole of break and lunch playing ‘Conkers’. However within the last week … 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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Ladybirds and their 4 stages

On my local patch this year there is an explosion of Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) One thing I’ve notice this time that I hadn’t noticed before is the empty pupa shells around the garden. There are 4 ‘instar’ stages in a ladybirds … Continue reading

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