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Day 15 of 30 Days Wild – Garden at night

I often put a trail camera out in the garden at night to see who visits. Sometimes badgers, sometimes foxes and very occasionally hedgehogs. This week it has been a young fox who has been scavenging food from under the … 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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Badger watching in comfort

Last night a few of us were very kindly invited to attend a badger watching session. Badgers often visit this garden, along with foxes and deers. During the evening four different badgers and two foxes appeared. Mostly the badgers ignored … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging Camera

Over the weekend I had a chance to borrow a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging works by using a┬áspecial lens which focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view. The focused light is scanned by infrared-detector … Continue reading

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Badgers in February

The first two weeks in February are when badger cubs are born. There are usually 2-3 cubs in a litter, each being around 15-16cm long and weighing in at about 75-130g. The cubs will soon be covered in tiny grey … Continue reading

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Hide in the snow

  Such a surprise this morning to wake up and find the ground covered in a thin layer of snow. Within a few minutes of entering the wood I spotted a fox trotting along the hedgerow. I stopped and set … Continue reading

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Snowy local patch

Since I’ve been blogging about my local patch, I can’t remember a day when it has snowed so much. Everything looks so different with a covering of white, familiar paths disappear, the trees hang to the ground with the weight … Continue reading

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