Category Archives: Wildlife

Squares in the field

Over the past few months as the crops have grown in the nearby fields I’ve noticed that there are squares of crops missing. These squares are around 4 x 4 metres and each field of wheat has around 3 squares … Continue reading

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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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Rockpooling – Isle of Wight

I’ve just come back from a spending a few days on the Isle of Wight. On one of the days we went rockpooling with the¬†Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The session was held at Bembridge beach. As the … Continue reading

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Glow worms

On the first day of the holiday my family sat down and made a list of things we would like to do over the summer. Some of the ideas were things such as catching up with people we haven’t seen … 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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