Tag Archives: outdoors

No more BirdFair

I heard yesterday that the decision not to continue BirdFair was made. BirdFair was an annual festival of all things bird and animal related held each year in August at Rutland Water, affectionately known as the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’. I … Continue reading

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Sparrowhawk

A commotion in the garden alerted me to the Sparrowhawk that was sitting on top of the bird feeder. All of the sparrows had quickly disappeared into the depths of the hazel hedge but one dove was still waddling around … Continue reading

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Green Appleton

My first public event in what seems like forever, and it’s on my local patch.

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Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa

Not so much wildlife but landscape. Last week 3 generations of our family climbed Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh. We had been planning it a while and had booked an Air B and B in Snowdonia National Park. Snowdon … Continue reading

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Wildlife Blogging

7 years ago this week I started to blog about the wildlife in my garden and on my local patch. I think over the past couple of months, wildlife and nature close to home has been an important part of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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30 Days Wild – Day 1- Food you can forage

Tiffany Francis’s book Food you can Forage is a bright and colourful foraging guide. Divided in to 4 sections – Woodlands, Coastlines, Heathland and Meadows, it explores how to identify, collect and cook with wild plants that many people walk past … Continue reading

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Nearby rookery

The trees opposite my house have Rooks in them all year around. They are used as a roost during the winter by a small number of Rooks, who share the copse with the Red Kites and Jackdaws. It is not … Continue reading

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Guest blog – Australia

Guest blog by my Nan. When Alex asked me to write a guest blog about the wildlife we saw on our recent trip to Australia he limited me to 500 words and 15 photos. This forced me to focus on … Continue reading

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Benefits of Ivy

I’ve been off school for the past couple of days so I haven’t been able to go further than my garden. I have been noticing the huge amounts of activity on a large patch of Ivy (Hedera helix) the garden. … Continue reading

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