Category Archives: Wildflowers

Day 17 of 30 days Wild – Roadside verges.

For Day 17 of 30 Days Wild I went to visit one of my favourite roadside verges. As hundreds of cars and lorries thunder past one of Oxfordshire busiest dual carriageways, a few metres away, up on the slip road, … Continue reading

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Day 12 of 30 Days Wild – Different perspective

I didn’t have much time today so I thought I would just take a photo from an unusual angle.

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30 Days Wild – Day 1- Food you can forage

Tiffany Francis’s book Food you can ForageĀ is a bright and colourful foraging guide. Divided in to 4 sections – Woodlands, Coastlines, Heathland and Meadows, it explores how to identify, collect and cook with wild plants that many people walk past … 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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If you go down to the woods today – May 2018

If you go down to the woods today, just one word describes it – Bluebells The woodland floor is a carpet of blue and after the recent warm weather the air is fullĀ  with the heavy scent of Bluebells.   … Continue reading

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First Cuckoo

‘Cuck-oo – cuck-oo’. From up in the trees above the badger sett I could hear the first cuckoo of the year calling. It was difficult to work out whereabouts and in which tree this male cuckoo (only the male makes … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – April

If you go down to the woods today expect April showers and flowers. The brown carpet of winter has been completely replaced by vivid green, speckled with primroses and wood anemones. The first blossom of Spring has arrived quickly followed … Continue reading

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