Tag Archives: Citizen science

Day 21 of 30 Days Wild – Citizen science

For Day 21 of 30 Days Wild I joined lots of other citizen scientists around the UK sampling the air for background fungal spores, to monitor for resistance to azole fungicide drugs. At 8am this morning I put the air … Continue reading

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Starling murmurations at Otmoor

It was 3.15pm, we had been walking around Otmoor for the past two hours. The weather was cold and windy, the ground a mixture of ice and squelching mud. Even with 3 pairs of socks on each step I took … Continue reading

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Badger identification

I often get asked how I know which badger is which on my local patch. I don’t often feed the local badgers, but every six months or so I try to do a head count. This involves putting down some … Continue reading

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Slow down for badgers

For those of you that have followed my blog for a while you will have probably heard of Cookie. Cookie was one of my local badgers who died after being hit by a car, in April 2016, just up the … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2017

Big Butterfly Count 2017. Weather: cloudy, patchy sun      19 degrees C Time: 2.20pm to 2.35pm Place: Wild flower meadow, edged with brambles and nettles, with bordering woodland. Sheltered from wind. I did the count first then took time … Continue reading

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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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