Tag Archives: Environment

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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Day 13 of 30 Days Wild – stalking lizards

A little while ago I was chosen as a Youth Ambassador for Pocket Pals app This app, which is going to be launched very shortly is aimed at connecting people with wildlife and the environment using their mobile phones. Through tracking 3D … 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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Work Experience At CEH

Over the last week I have been doing Work Experience at The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.  I really enjoyed working here and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Day one Arriving at The Center for Ecology and Hydrology … Continue reading

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2 minute wood clean

There is a lot of publicity about litter and plastic waste at the moment. Blue Planet highlighted the problems of plastic and ghost nets floating in the ocean, but plastic can also be an eyesore and cause danger to wildlife on … Continue reading

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Best Big Garden Bird Watch so far

The Big Garden Bird Watch 2018 turned out to be the best one I’ve done so far. Despite drizzling with rain to start with, there were still plenty of birds around. Here’s my list of the birds that actually landed … Continue reading

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Sparrow Roost

The House sparrow number in my garden have been steadily growing over the past couple of years. Every evening about 12 of them roost in a laurel tree in my garden. I thought I would do something different and record … Continue reading

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