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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…

Cairngorms 2017

I’m afraid I’ve had a bit of a time off writing blog posts. That’s because in the last week of the Easter Holidays I revisited the Cairngorms, and I have spent a good deal of this week sorting through the photos (all 1500 of them!) But I’ve finally managed it, and here’s a blog post Read More…

Earth Day 2017

It’s Earth Day! Time to consider our environmental impacts individually and as a species, and try to change our ways. When I think of international impacts on the environment, so many ideas spring to mind, but global warming is the first, and possibly the most threatening. It is causing ice caps to retreat, seasonal patterns Read More…