Category Archives: outdoors

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 4 – Little things

Sometimes it’s good to spend time noticing the little things. The intricate lives of insects and beetles. During a short walk from my house I took photos of a nettle weevil, aphids, ants and raindrops.

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30 Days Wild – End of No Mow May

Today starts another 30 Days Wild run by The Wildlife Trust. I’ve taken part in this for a number of years now, but if you haven’t heard of it before you can find more details by clicking HERE During May … Continue reading

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Competition time: Kennedy Wild Bird Food Giveaway

During lockdown and the current restrictions I’ve teamed up with family run Kennedy Wild Bird Food for a guest blog post on attracting wildlife to your garden and a chance to win a bundle of bird food and feeders. You … 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 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 14 The swallows are back.

The swallows are back on my local patch, one day later than last year. 2020 I first saw the swallows back on 20th April 2019 I spotted the first one to return on 19th April The ones I’ve seen are … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 11 Wildflowers

The garden today is starting to come alive with wildflowers. In the grass, the flower borders, the gravel and between the cracks in the patio. I was quite surprised by just how many I found in the space of a … 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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Garden Wildlife – Part 9 Bluebells

In my garden, we have a mixture of Spanish bluebells that were there when my parents bought the house and native bluebells, neither of which have flowered yet, but out on my walk today I spotted the first flowering Bluebells … Continue reading

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