Category Archives: Woodland

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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Guided butterfly walk

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to help out on one of Richard Lewington’s guided butterfly walks. Richard is not only fantastic at spotting and identifying butterflies but illustrating them as well. Check out his website http://www.richardlewington.co.uk/ … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – June 2018

Day 19 of 30 Days Wild was a walk around the woods. I write a 50 word account about my local woods each month for our Parish website If you go down to the woods today two plants are very … Continue reading

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Day 10 of 30 days Wild – learning about badger setts

This morning I was involved with my local badger group Oxon badger group to help teach people about how to recognise a badger sett and other signs. We were very kindly allowed to use Wytham woods near Oxford for the training. During … 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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Growing badger cubs

It’s been a couple of weeks since the badger cubs have emerged from the safety of the underground chambers and there have been some up’s and down’s. I discovered a dead badger cub not far from the sett. A tiny … 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 full  with the heavy scent of Bluebells.   … Continue reading

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