Category Archives: outdoors

Thermal Imaging Camera

Over the weekend I had a chance to borrow a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging works by using a┬áspecial lens which focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view. The focused light is scanned by infrared-detector … Continue reading

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Badgers in February

The first two weeks in February are when badger cubs are born. There are usually 2-3 cubs in a litter, each being around 15-16cm long and weighing in at about 75-130g. The cubs will soon be covered in tiny grey … Continue reading

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2 minute wood clean

There is a lot of publicity about litter and plastic waste at the moment. Blue Planet highlighted the problems of┬áplastic and ghost nets floating in the ocean, but plastic can also be an eyesore and cause danger to wildlife on … Continue reading

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Starling murmurations at Otmoor

It was 3.15pm, we had been walking around Otmoor for the past two hours. The weather was cold and windy, the ground a mixture of ice and squelching mud. Even with 3 pairs of socks on each step I took … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today… January

January’s ‘If you go down to the woods today’…… in just over 50 words. If you go down to the woods today listen to the ice crunch or the mud squelch underfoot. Look through the bare branches as zephyrs of … Continue reading

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Durlston, Dorset

With wind bowing blowing sheets of rain on my face and the sound of waves crashing against the cliff face I stood at Durlston Head looking out to sea trying to spot dolphins. Unfortunately there were no Dolphins to be … Continue reading

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Badger identification

I often get asked how I know which badger is which on my local patch. I don’t often feed the local badgers, but every six months or so I try to do a head count. This involves putting down some … Continue reading

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