Category Archives: mammals

Day 15 of 30 Days Wild – Garden at night

I often put a trail camera out in the garden at night to see who visits. Sometimes badgers, sometimes foxes and very occasionally hedgehogs. This week it has been a young fox who has been scavenging food from under the … Continue reading

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Day 10 of 30 days Wild – learning about badger setts

This morning I was involved with my local badger group Oxon badger group to help teach people about how to recognise a badger sett and other signs. We were very kindly allowed to use Wytham woods near Oxford for the training. During … Continue reading

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Day 9 of 30 Days Wild – update on rescued seal

Last week we visited Horsey Beach in Norfolk to see the seals. We noticed that one of the seals had rope around its neck, so my mum reported it to Friends of Horsey seals, along with other kind people who … Continue reading

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Day 4 – 30 days Wild – Beach clean

Disposable lighters, plastic bottles, baby dummies, balloons, coffee cups and micro plastics were all amongst the items my family and I picked up from Horsey beach in Norfolk. It was great to see that quite a few other people were … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 3 Kayaking

  Kayaking slowly and quietly is a great way to take a good look at wildlife without scaring it. Early evening, when all the boat traffic has parked up, the wildlife has the river to itself. Majestic swans glide peacefully … Continue reading

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Appleton Wildlife Diary is 5 years old today

When I started Appleton Wildlife Diary 5 years ago I never imagined that I would still be writing it 5 years later. Over the past 5 years I have had some amazing wildlife encounters, met some inspirational people and been … Continue reading

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Growing badger cubs

It’s been a couple of weeks since the badger cubs have emerged from the safety of the underground chambers and there have been some up’s and down’s. I discovered a dead badger cub not far from the sett. A tiny … Continue reading

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