Category Archives: Local patch

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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It’ll soon be the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

This weekend is the 2019 Big Garden Bird Watch. I’ve taken part each year for the past few years and it’s a really good excuse to sit uninterrupted and watch wildlife for an hour. You can find out more and … Continue reading

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Get Your Boots On

A couple of years ago I had the idea to write a book aimed at young people just like me. Something I would have wanted to read when I was just starting out. A book that would encourage more people … Continue reading

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Roe deer

I regularly see Roe deer near my house, they sometimes use the lane by the side of my house during the night. They are pretty used to me being in the fields and normally take no notice of me. Although … Continue reading

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Rose-coloured Starling

After a busy day yesterday I was meant to be getting on with some revision for my GCSE mocks next week, but I was sent a Tweet with a request for a bird ID. I’ll admit I’m not the best … 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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How often does a badger change its bed?

Badgers use a variety of materials as bedding, depending on the time of year. Most commonly used is dry grass, leaves, bracken, hay, straw and moss. They use also Bluebells and other green material during the Spring, which as it … Continue reading

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