Category Archives: Uk nature

BBOWT – Hitchcopse Pit

BBOWT’s Nature Reserve, Hitchcopse Pit, like Dry Sandford Pit was once a quarry. I visited Dry Sandford Pit in March and had planned to go back in the autumn but we ended up at Hitchcopse pit instead. https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/bbowt-dry-sandford-pit/ Hitchcopse Pit … Continue reading

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Importance of hedgerows

On the Breakfast news this morning there was an article about a group of people who were unhappy that their local council has plans to demolish a large hedgerow to enable a road to be widened in the lead up … Continue reading

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H3 – found her again

A quick break from my South African trip blogs to report that I have positively spotted my local Buzzard H3 again. I’ve had times when I think I have seen her, but it’s been since October 2016 since I have … Continue reading

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Day 10 of 30 Days Wild – Grass verges and Orchids

Grass verges are a very important source of food and shelter for many species of wildlife, including butterflies and bees. It is great to see around my local patch that only the verges on a junction or corner have been … Continue reading

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Look under a stone or log – Day 7

For Day 7 of 30 Days Wild I turned over a few stones and logs to see what I could find.   Under one log I came across this yellow slug, I hoped it might be a Lemon Slug but … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Listening to thunder

Today has been a complete mixture of weather. Starting with heavy rain, followed by patches of sunshine. After school the wind picked up and the rain started again. I really felt for the pigeon nesting in our garden, it was … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 4 – Watching A Spider Catch Its Prey

Labyrinth Spider catching its prey When watching wildlife I unfortunately often tend to overlook the tiny things like this Labyrinth Spider. Labyrinth Spiders (Agelena labyrinthica) can grow up to 18mm long and can be found in the months of June … Continue reading

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