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For the last week or so, I have been quite busy. Most of it has been taken up with tennis, but in the remaining time spaces I have been up to some wildlife-related activities. For example, I saw my third-ever Dartford Warbler, and my first ever Dartford on my patch. It was one of my Read More…

Iceland and Cornwall

I haven’t been writing any blog posts for a good few weeks now, and the reason for that is I’ve been away. Firstly, I was lucky enough to visit Iceland on a Geography field trip. Iceland is absolutely beautiful, and its wealth of natural wonders makes it a very interesting place to visit. It’s not Read More…

National Badger Week

From June the 24th to July the 1st, it was national badger week. I may be a little late, ┬áhaving had no free time over the last month, but here is a blog post I have written for it. Badger week is a celebration of one of our most wonderful and iconic species in the Read More…

30 Days Wild Day 5

Today I’m afraid you’ll just have to suffice with a painting of a badger I did for GCSE art – I am really finding it difficult to fit in much around school hours and revision. This particular painting was in a much more creative style than my normal paintings, and is more to some people’s Read More…

#30 Days Wild Day 4

Yesterday, I’m afraid was another failed quest. I had hoped to bring you films of badger cubs, but unfortunately, because of exams, I couldn’t stay up late enough to see them. Instead, I simply spent an hour sitting on The Fallen Tree in the woods, revising Physics and waiting for some small bushy humbugs with Read More…

30 Days Wild – Day 3

For day 3 of 30 days wild, I visited a local nature reserve with a friend – Thursley Common. There are a surprising number of small nature reserves dotted about (at least in this part of the world) and if you look on a map you’ll probably find there’s an RSPB or Wildlife Trusts reserve Read More…

30 Days Wild Day 2

Now I have to admit, this blog post isn’t quite as exciting as yesterday’s. I meant to go nest finding today, but I had very little success. But, as always when you take a stroll into the wild, you always see something. So instead, my 30 days wild activity ended up being ‘Go on a Read More…

30 Days Wild – Day 1

30 days wild is a challenge set up by the Wildlife Trusts, where they give people the task of doing something ‘wild’ every day of June. In doing this they hope to introduce wildlife and nature into more people’s lives, which not only means that more people will care for the wildlife, but also more Read More…

BTO Birdcamp 2017

  Last weekend, I went to the BTO’s Bircamp 2017 – and it was amazing. Where else can you ring nightjar, find reed bunting nests and catch cream spot tiger moths – with like-minded teenagers too? It began with a car journey that took 3 hours longer than it was meant to, and a shorter Read More…