Category Archives: photography

Interesting morning at O.U.M.N.H

This morning I was invited to Oxford University Museum of Natural History to talk to a summer school group about wildlife, blogging and photography. As this is one of my favourite places in Oxford I couldn’t refuse. Shortly after talking … Continue reading

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Snorkelling at Bembridge

One of my favourite parts of our visit to the Isle of Wight was snorkelling at Bembridge. Filming underwater opens up a whole new world of creatures, including crabs, juvenile Ballan wrasse, sea anemones and multitudes of other tiny fish. … Continue reading

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Snuffling on through

The badgers are struggling on through with the lack of water. The side stream has been dry since May and the large, back stream is now very low. Along with lots of other badger watchers all over the country who … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count – wildflower meadow

This afternoon we walked across to our nearby wildflower meadow which was planted by our local farmer a couple of years ago. The area is mainly Ox-eye daisies that are now going over, knapweed, thistles, yarrow, St John’s wort, ragwort … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2018 – Garden

Hopefully this will be the first of a few butterfly counts for this year. The Big Butterfly Count was launched in 2010 as a way to assess the environment because Butterflies are an important and early indicator as to what is … Continue reading

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Guided butterfly walk

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to help out on one of Richard Lewington’s guided butterfly walks. Richard is not only fantastic at spotting and identifying butterflies but illustrating them as well. Check out his website http://www.richardlewington.co.uk/ … Continue reading

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Badgers

I didn’t manage to fit a write up on badgers during 30 Days Wild even though I did visit my local sett numerous times. The badgers are really struggling with all the dry weather at the moment and although I … Continue reading

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