30 Days Wild – Day 21 – Checking in with the hedgehogs

Having failed to spot a hedgehog on the trail cam over the Great Yorkshire Creature Count, I left the camera out overnight to see if I’d have any further luck.

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30 Days Wild – Day 20 – Great Yorkshire Creature Count II

So, I last posted about a quarter of the way into the 24 hour count. It had been a relatively positive start, and with an ambitious 100 species target, I needed the moth trap to deliver…

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30 Days Wild – Day 19 – Great Yorkshire Creature Count I

I thought I’d use today’s post to give an update, around 6 hours into the Great Yorkshire Creature Count.

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30 Days Wild – Day 18 – Ready, set…

A simple day today. With the Great Yorkshire Creature Count running from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday, I was just ensuring I had my reference collection together.

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30 Days Wild – Day 17 – The Humber

As I was at Spurn today, I had time to briefly reflect on the Humber estuary. It’s the UK’s second largest coastal plain estuary, the exit point for around a fifth of the UK’s surface water, and a massive centre for international trade. But it’s also an internationally important home for nature.

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30 Days Wild – Day 16 – Two poseurs

Sometimes, getting a photo of wildlife is really difficult. It requires extensive fieldcraft and days or weeks of stalking out the best spot. On other occasions, you are sitting there and the wildlife just shows up.

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30 Days Wild = Day 15 – Compare & contrast

I happened to see a photo of my garden from 15 June 2020, and it had me thinking how things looked very different a year on. Not in the way I expected.

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30 Days Wild – Day 14 – Wheldrake Ings

Had a brief walk round Wheldrake Ings. It wasn’t particularly a dedicated wildlife spotting trip, but you can’t fail to see nature there.

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30 Days Wild – Day 13 – Moth trapping

With the warm weather, I decided to put the moth trap out. It’ll be back out next weekend for the Great Yorkshire Creature Count too.

Last time, I had zero moths, and thirteen cockchafers! So hopefully it would be better this time.

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30 Days Wild – Day 12 – Lawn check-in

Today was the first count of the flowers in the lawn. I’ll be doing this every two weeks through the summer, prior to different levels of mowing.

If you need a reminder of the plan, it’s on the blog here.

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