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BBOWT – Hitchcopse Pit

BBOWT’s Nature Reserve, Hitchcopse Pit, like Dry Sandford Pit was once a quarry. I visited Dry Sandford Pit in March and had planned to go back in the autumn but we ended up at Hitchcopse pit instead. https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/bbowt-dry-sandford-pit/ Hitchcopse Pit … Continue reading

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First Days Of March

The first of March is the beginning of the meteorological Spring, in the shelter from the wind and with the sunshine this afternoon, the air held the promise of warmer days to come. Across my local patch, the farmers are busy … Continue reading

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Red Kite hunting

As the cool autumn day slowly warms up the 2 Red kites on my local patch begin to hunt, twisting and turning on small gusts of wind as they search the ground for food. Every so often diving down with … Continue reading

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Halloween and first week of November

The clocks have now gone back meaning less time after school for getting out and finding wildlife. After Halloween we put the pumpkins in the garden full of bird food and watched them being visited by the Wood mice, Coal … 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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End of the holidays

It’s been an eventful holiday, a trip to Devon, Storm Katie, Water voles, Secret World and this Friday a trip up to Stafford to the Mammal Society’s photography awards. I was very lucky to have my photo of a Hare … Continue reading

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A few questions from the week

The week started off sunny and cold. With the sunny weather came lots of Red Kites and Buzzards over the garden. Normally there are a couple of Red Kites and around 2 local Buzzards plus a couple more at the … Continue reading

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