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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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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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Trail camera footage

Trail cameras are a great way to watch wildlife without having to get too close and interfere with an animals behaviour. When you watch wildlife face to face it often acts differently, it can be wary about your presence. Trail cameras … Continue reading

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Dragonflies

There are around 40 species of Dragonflies and Damselflies that regularly breed in the UK. Depending on the species of dragonfly, the life cycle (from egg to death) can be anywhere from 6 months to several years. Most of this … Continue reading

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Back on my local patch

I’ve been away from my local patch on and off for the past three weeks so I haven’t been able to spend much time walking around it. It is definitely good to be back. Local patches are important, if you … Continue reading

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Birdfair 2016

Birdfair is an annual three day event which is held every August at Rutland Water. Each year the money raised goes to a different conservation project.  Birdfair has now been running for 28 years and this year was my third … Continue reading

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