Category Archives: mammals

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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Garden Wildlife – Part 16 Bank voles

About a week ago we noticed that something was living in the shed, behind the lawnmower. I put some seed and my trail camera out, and discovered that it was a bank vole   Bank voles are a small mammal … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 10 Badger faces and tails

I quite often get asked how I individually identify my local badgers. It isn’t the easiest thing especially this time of year as I haven’t seen them as much over the winter and new wounds and marks appear. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Young Mammal Photographer of the Year

Really pleased to be announced as the winner of Young Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020 – In the 15 to 18 years category. Head judge, Brett Lewis, said “The buck is aware and its focus of attention is diverted … Continue reading

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Tracks and signs workshop

Just a quick blog about the Recorders conference that I attended on Saturday. The event was hosted by Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre who collect, analyse and share geodiversity and biodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Throughout the day information and … Continue reading

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