Tag Archives: Roe deer

Roe deer

I regularly see Roe deer near my house, they sometimes use the lane by the side of my house during the night. They are pretty used to me being in the fields and normally take no notice of me. Although … Continue reading

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Last photos of 2018

It’s been another busy and exciting year in 2018. There always seems to be something to new to discover or learn about. I had a weeks work experience at The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, saw glow worms for the … Continue reading

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Hazel Hill Wood

Recently I had the chance to visit the magical Hazel Hill Wood Hazel Hill wood, near Salisbury, is a 70 acre ancient woodland plus wildflower meadow. The setting is completely off the grid with¬†electricity from photo-voltaic systems, compost toilets, running … 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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Winter again

After seeing my first Brimstone Butterfly of the year on Friday my local patch seems to have returned to winter this weekend. I do wonder how all the butterflies, bees, other insects and plants which started to emerge in the … 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¬†special 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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