Category Archives: Wildlife

Competition Time

It is three months today since Get Your Boots On was released, to celebrate this over on Twitter and Facebook I’m hosting a competition Twitter Facebook #Competition time! I will be sending out a FREE signed copy of Get Your … Continue reading

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Conkers

Conkers have always been a part of my childhood. In primary school I remember being shown how to put string through the conker so we could spend the whole of break and lunch playing ‘Conkers’. However within the last week … Continue reading

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Dolphins at Berry Head

The highlight of every visit we make as a family to Devon is a morning on Berry Head, looking out to sea for dolphins. Berry Head is a National Nature Reserve in South Devon. A short walk from the carpark … Continue reading

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Wistman’s Wood – Devon

Wistman’s wood lies on Dartmoor near Two Bridges, Princetown, Devon. It’s known for being one of the only three remote high-altitude oak woods on Dartmoor. The walk through the moorland was amazing, with the weather managing to change quickly from … Continue reading

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Second Butterfly count

Second butterfly count was at Bernwood forest.  1pm. Temperature was 31 degrees, sunshine Bernwood Forest has its own Butterfly trail and occasionally sightings of the Purple Emperor. Unfortunately we didn’t spot one of those, but did see: 13  x Silver … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count number one

Each year Butterfly Conservation run the Big Butterfly Count. The idea is to count the butterflies you can see from a fixed position for 15 minutes, then submit your sightings. The first Big Butterfly Count of this year was quite … Continue reading

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Ladybirds and their 4 stages

On my local patch this year there is an explosion of Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) One thing I’ve notice this time that I hadn’t noticed before is the empty pupa shells around the garden. There are 4 ‘instar’ stages in a ladybirds … Continue reading

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