Category Archives: Oxfordshire

Autumn Thrushes

While stood at the window watching the Great tits and Sparrows squabbling over the bird feeders and the Jackdaws swinging acrobatically upside down trying to peck away at the fat balls, I noticed high in the sky an unruly flock … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours at Wytham Woods

Wytham Woods near Oxford is well know for its studies in to Badgers and Blue tits. It is the home to the University of Oxford’s The Laboratory with Leaves Anyone can visit as long as you apply for one of Wytham … Continue reading

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Crazy few days

Sunday saw the first hedgehog day in Witney Oxfordshire, organised by Hugh Warwick. A day where people came together to celebrate all things hedgehog and spread the word on how you can make the place you live hedgehog friendly. It … Continue reading

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Climate Strike Oxford September 2019

The 20th September saw the biggest Climate strike in Oxford so far. 5,000 people joined in solidarity an estimated 4 million people around the world. From Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and USA, from cities, towns, villages and individuals, people came out … Continue reading

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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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