Tag Archives: Citizen science

Big Garden Bird Watch 2019

This is the 5th year I’ve taken part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. It’s been interesting to look back at the last five years results and notice any changes that have occurred. This morning was a drizzly, cold, … 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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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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