Category Archives: Nature reserve

State of Nature in Oxfordshire 2017

A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to be asked to do a presentation at the Launch Event of The State of Nature in Oxfordshire 2017. We decided that rather than doing a presentation on the day that … Continue reading

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BBOWT – Dry Sandford Pit

As the landscape opens up across fenland, shallow ponds and sandy cliff faces, I’m stood where there was once a warm, shallow sea full of coral, in an area that would have had a temperature similar to the Caribbean. Dry … Continue reading

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Starlings at Otmoor

After the last few miserable days of rain and fog it was nice to get out on a bright blue, clear day. The sun was low, casting golden rays across the reedbeds and reflecting off the water. We had driven … Continue reading

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The Big Butterfly Count

This is the third year I have taken part in The Big Butterfly Count, so I’m now able to start comparing the results. 24th July 2014 – I┬ácounted 9 Peacock butterflies, I Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma. Plus … Continue reading

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RSPB Minsmere, Day 3 – 30 Days Wild

RSPB Minsmere is a nature reserve in Suffolk. It has a large range of habitats including, open water, heathland, grassland, woods and reed beds all hosting a huge variety of mammals, birds and insects. Minsmere is one of the fews … Continue reading

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Springwatch Unsprung, Day 2 – 30 Days Wild

Springwatch Unsprung is not something that I thought I would be writing about for Day 2 Of 30 Days Wild, but yesterday I had the privilege of being on the program. I was on Unsprung to talk about wildlife photography. … Continue reading

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Spring evening walk

Just before the sun started to set we took a walk around the nearby field and wood. There were plenty of deers in the field alongside a couple of hares. The air is becoming a lot busier, with bird song, … Continue reading

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