Category Archives: nature

Badger trails

The crops have been harvested and the wild flower meadow cut leaving telltale signs of the badgers foraging paths from over the summer. Badgers will use the same paths for generations. It is not just badgers that weave their way … Continue reading

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Pond and other stuff

Over the summer holidays my family built a pond in the corner of the front garden. After replacing a wall with a hazel hedge together with a few hawthorn and honeysuckle last year, we hoped that this would encourage more … Continue reading

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Trail camera, badgers and darker evenings

It’s getting darker earlier and earlier each evening and it won’t be long before the clocks go back meaning it will be dark not long after I get home from school. I’ll miss seeing the badgers in daylight, but look … Continue reading

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Folklore and fungi

While walking through the wood yesterday I came across a Fairy ring. The ring of fungi is caused by the mycelium which moves outwards from the centre. After using up the nutrients, the centre dies and a ring of mushrooms … Continue reading

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BBOWT – Hitchcopse Pit

BBOWT’s Nature Reserve, Hitchcopse Pit, like Dry Sandford Pit was once a quarry. I visited Dry Sandford Pit in March and had planned to go back in the autumn but we ended up at Hitchcopse pit instead. https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/bbowt-dry-sandford-pit/ Hitchcopse Pit … Continue reading

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Grey day at Farmoor reservoir

The sky was overcast with smirr –  thanks to Robert Macfarlane and his ‘word of the day’ on Twitter for this word. Smirr is fine, drifting rain, so light as to seem mist- or smoke-like, but which coats evenly & … Continue reading

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Importance of hedgerows

On the Breakfast news this morning there was an article about a group of people who were unhappy that their local council has plans to demolish a large hedgerow to enable a road to be widened in the lead up … Continue reading

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