Tag Archives: Citizen science

Review of 2016

Happy New Year and a big thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my blog. I really appreciate every follow, like and view. 2016 was quite a manic year with lots of amazing animals and events. January started … Continue reading

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Whale watching – Bay of Biscay

ORCA and Brittany Ferries run a 3 day mini cruise I-spy whale watching trip from Portsmouth to Santander, then back to Plymouth. Guided by experts who help spot and identify marine mammals, it is a great way to get involved … Continue reading

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The Big Butterfly Count

This is the third year I have taken part in The Big Butterfly Count, so I’m now able to start comparing the results. 24th July 2014 – I¬†counted 9 Peacock butterflies, I Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma. Plus … Continue reading

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Earth worm survey

Over the next few weeks Earthworm Watch are inviting members of the public to take part in a survey to find out how healthy the soil is in the UK. Earthworms are extremely important to UK soils because they keep … Continue reading

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Bird survey February 2016

The monthly bird survey of our local woods took place this morning. There was a cold wind blowing but it was sunny. Birds seen Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Blackbirds, Stove doves, Goldfinches, Blue tits, Great tits, Long tailed tits, Marsh tits, Coal … Continue reading

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RSPB Big Garden Bird watch

Each year the RSPB run The Big Garden Bird Watch. The idea is to watch and record the birds in your garden for an hour anytime over this weekend. The Big Garden Bird Watch has been running since 1979 and … Continue reading

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Bird Survey January 2016

On a Saturday morning once a month I take part in our local wood bird survey. This weekend it was¬†extremely cold and frosty but when we started to move it didn’t feel that bad. The survey roughly takes about two … Continue reading

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