Category Archives: nature

Second Butterfly count

Second butterfly count was at Bernwood forest.  1pm. Temperature was 31 degrees, sunshine Bernwood Forest has its own Butterfly trail and occasionally sightings of the Purple Emperor. Unfortunately we didn’t spot one of those, but did see: 13  x Silver … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count number one

Each year Butterfly Conservation run the Big Butterfly Count. The idea is to count the butterflies you can see from a fixed position for 15 minutes, then submit your sightings. The first Big Butterfly Count of this year was quite … Continue reading

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Ladybirds and their 4 stages

On my local patch this year there is an explosion of Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) One thing I’ve notice this time that I hadn’t noticed before is the empty pupa shells around the garden. There are 4 ‘instar’ stages in a ladybirds … Continue reading

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Flying Ant day

Yesterday was ‘Flying ant day’ here on my Local Patch. This day will vary each year, between June and August, but it will only happen when the conditions are just right. Generally it happens on a day when the temperature … Continue reading

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Wild Flower Meadow

This week saw the first National Meadows Day. Lots of events to celebrate our wildflower meadows went on around the country, but I decided to visit the one local to me. Over 97% of wildflower meadows have been lost since … Continue reading

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Get Your Boots On – Book Launch

This week saw the Book Launch for my debut book Get Your Boots On. It has been the most hectic, nerve-wracking but fun week ever. Hugh Warwick very kindly hosted the evening to just over 100 people. A huge thank you … Continue reading

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Letters from Young Naturalists

This week I went to visit a class of young naturalists in a Primary school in Oxford. They were an amazing group of children full of enthusiasm and knowledge. Each one either brought in an object for the Nature Table … Continue reading

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