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If you go down to the woods today… January

January’s ‘If you go down to the woods today’…… in just over 50 words. If you go down to the woods today listen to the ice crunch or the mud squelch underfoot. Look through the bare branches as zephyrs of … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2017

Setting up my chair in the kitchen with the doors open to the garden, my camera, my notepad and pen and my breakfast on the kitchen table, I was ready to beginning the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. At 8.30am the … Continue reading

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Catching up with my garden wildlife

It’s snowing. I’m sat in a classroom watching the falling snow out of the window. I can’t wait to get home. Images pour in to my head. A badger plodding through a blanket of fresh white snow in the wood. … Continue reading

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Hawthorn

After my previous blog on the benefits of Ivy, I started to look at other plants on my local patch and how they supported the mammals, birds and insects. The first plant that caught my eye is the Hawthorn tree … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the Big Garden Bird Watch

On 30th and 31st January the RSPB Bird Garden Bird Watch takes place. You can order a pack from the RSPB website. It is a great way for you to help the RSPB by recording all the birds and mammals … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 3

Day 3 of my count down to Christmas is the Long Tailed Tit. This bird visits our garden nearly every day, during the winter, in flocks of 10 to 20 at a time. On our feeders the Long tailed tits … Continue reading

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Bird survey in the local woods

The wood conservation group I belong to does regular bird surveys in the wood. Here are the results from yesterday. Robin, Crow, Wood pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Wren, Great Tit, Raven, Red Kite, Buzzard, Blue tit, Great spotted woodpecker, Long tailed … Continue reading

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