Category Archives: Mammals

30 Days Wild – Day 7 – Sunset over Wheldrake Ings

As it was a glorious evening, I decided to go have a couple of hours wandering round Wheldrake Ings. I hoped I might get lucky and spot a barn owl. We’ll see how that worked out later. Advertisements

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30 Days Wild – Days 4-6 – Fruitless vole hunts

One thing I have been meaning to do, and running out of time for, is a formal water vole survey of the section of the River Foss that I tend to walk. It has to be done by the 15th … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Days 2 and 3 – Starlings and foxes

We’ve had a noisy garden invasion recently as the first set of starling chicks have tipped out into the garden. They give nobody, certainly not us or their parents, a moment’s peace as they are constantly crying for more food.

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30 Days Wild 2018 – Day 1 – Bat Walk

Yes, 30 Days Wild has come round again. June seems to have slightly snuck up on me, hence no build-up to it this year. But I’ll be aiming once again for daily posts right through the month.

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Apocalyptic suns, churchyard bears, and tame deer

While the whole world wondered if the world was ending, we were walking to an old Cumbrian church under Ophelia’s induced red sun.

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Some thoughts on non-native species

How many non-native species do you think there are in the UK? Ten? Fifty? A few hundred? Keep going upwards…

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30 Days Wild – Day 23 – From the train

It’s easy to think you cannot possibly have moments of wildness from a train. After all, what is there but a carriage, and people?  But as it all whizzes past an array of habitats flash before your eyes. Meadow, field, … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 20 – What is a moment?

I struggle to believe we are already two-thirds of the way through 30 days Wild. I struggle even more to believe it’s nearly midway through 2017. For Day 20 we get two small but lovely moments to bookend the day.

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30 Days Wild – Day 17 – Brown Hare

30 Days Wild is about moments of wildness, be they small or large. I’ve had some pretty good ones over the three years this has run. But Day 17 presented one of my all-time best…

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30 Days Wild – Day 15 – Vole-less

Far too much going on today, so the moment of wildness was constrained to a two minute walk from the bus stop, along the river.

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