Category Archives: mammals

Polecat – Mustela putorius

It was a great surprise to see a clip of a Polecat on my trail camera this morning. I’ve only seen them twice before on my local patch. Once in March 2017 and again in February 2019. This morning’s polecat … Continue reading

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Guest blog for The Badger Trust

Recently I wrote a guest blog for The Badger Trust on badger bedding. How often does a badger change its bed?A Badger Trust guest article by Alex White Badgers have fascinated me since I saw my first one at the … 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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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 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 2 – Water

With all dry weather recently many birds and animals are struggling to find fresh water. One easy way to help them is to put a dish of water out in your garden. It doesn’t have to be anything special just … Continue reading

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Wildlife Blogging

7 years ago this week I started to blog about the wildlife in my garden and on my local patch. I think over the past couple of months, wildlife and nature close to home has been an important part of … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 20 Wood Mouse

Over the past week or so we’ve noticed a number of the seedlings in the porch, especially the sunflowers, have been nibbled. The other afternoon we found the culprit, a wood mouse. We have a lot of wood mice around … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 19 No Mow May

This will be the second year we have taken part in No Mow May in our front garden. The campaign is run by PlantLife and you can read more details about it HERE There are three simple steps: Simply leave your … Continue reading

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