Category Archives: trail camera

Trail camera – badgers and a polecat

I’ve been using my trail camera quite a bit over the past few weeks, mainly at two badger setts. It’s been good to see some familiar faces and a surprise visitor. A polecat. Polecats nearly became extinction through persecution, but … Continue reading

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Finding time for wildlife

Going through primary school and the lower years of secondary school I always found it really easy to find time to watch wildlife. Actually I didn’t ‘make’ time, the time was just there because I didn’t have any other pressures. … Continue reading

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UK Blog Awards: Nature and Wildlife

   You can vote for my blog here  VOTE HERE   I’m really pleased to get through to the second stage of the UK blog awards. This year they have included the category: Nature & Wildlife. I’m up against some amazing … Continue reading

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Pocket Pals App – Youth ambassador

If you haven’t heard of Pocket Pals App click here and head over to their website. Along with 4 other amazing young wildlife enthusiasts, Youth Ambassadors we aim to encourage more young people to engage with the natural world around them.

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Day 15 of 30 Days Wild – Garden at night

I often put a trail camera out in the garden at night to see who visits. Sometimes badgers, sometimes foxes and very occasionally hedgehogs. This week it has been a young fox who has been scavenging food from under the … Continue reading

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Appleton Wildlife Diary is 5 years old today

When I started Appleton Wildlife Diary 5 years ago I never imagined that I would still be writing it 5 years later. Over the past 5 years I have had some amazing wildlife encounters, met some inspirational people and been … Continue reading

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First glimpse of 2018 badger cubs

I’m really please to discover, after waiting patiently, that this years badger cubs are finally being brave enough to venture above ground.   It’s been really interesting watch through all of the trail camera footage, of which the above film … Continue reading

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