Category Archives: Oxfordshire

Day 3 – 30 Days Wild, Lesser Stag beetle

While revising for English Language GCSE in the garden today I spotted this Lesser Stag Beetle resting on the wall in the sun. Its jaws were covered in cobwebs and fluff so I gently cleaned off as much as I … Continue reading

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Day 2 – 30 Days Wild, Roe deer kids

During the past week or so this female deer has spent quite a bit of time resting in the meadow. Mainly because she was heavily pregnant. In the past couple of days she has had her kid. I caught a … Continue reading

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Day 1 – 30 Days Wild, garden

Today is the first day of #30dayswild The Wildlife Trust annual campaign to encourage people to do something wild everyday.¬† ¬†https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/40705/petition/1 I spent today helping out on Oxon badger groups’ stall at the Wild Fair in Oxford In one of … Continue reading

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Churchyard Wildlife

Over the past few weeks I’ve been putting together a short film to promote the wildlife in my local churchyard.  

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Swallows are back

A couple of days ago the sound of twittering and warbling reappeared over the garden. The Swallows have returned. The bird above is possibly an older male, who are the first to return to a nesting site. The females can … Continue reading

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Small mammal survey in woodland

Over the weekend I helped out Oxon Mammals who were surveying small mammal populations in woodlands as part of a larger survey for the Mammal Society. 50 Longworth traps were set out in pairs over a 5 x 5 grid, … Continue reading

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Muntjac deer

We have a small number of Muntjac’s on my local patch, a few of them are quite bold and are often reported in gardens around the village eating flowers, annoying or entertaining the householders. Many of them are shy and … Continue reading

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