Category Archives: Mammals

New Earswick Nature Reserve

As a key principle of self-isolation is that we shouldn’t be travelling too far, and just having this once-a-day outdoor exercise, it means I’m going to spend a lot more time along the local stretch of the river. It also … Continue reading

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A project for self-isolation – Part Two

So, yesterday I announced I’d be spending the next few weeks/months working on a long-planned project in the garden. It’s one that’s perfect for this blog, because I’m finally going to put a wildlife pond in. I’m going to then … Continue reading

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A project for self-isolation – Part One

Well, this is a weird time to be alive. Weird, scary, stressful, confusing, intimidating, and a whole bunch of other complicated emotional responses. I’ve been working from home since Tuesday last week now, and I’ve been both working on coping … Continue reading

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London Zoo, September 2019

This will be a very basic post, it’s just a few images I snapped while wandering around London Zoo, that happened to appeal to me. Given this is a wildlife blog, you’ll just have to forgive me for the detour.

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The Isles of Scilly: The Wrap-up Part 3

To close out this run of Scilly posts, a few images I had no ever natural home for.

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Isles of Scilly Part One – And I didn’t even leave the boat…

I’ve recently returned from the Isles of Scilly, a naturalists paradise (and a paradise for artists, photographers, really anyone who values natural beauty, peace, and quiet). As such, I’ve got a fair few photos to share, which I’m going to … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 1 – Seawatching

A three hour ferry journey from the Isles of Scilly back to the mainland offered the opportunity to see what wildlife was about.

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Whitby Harbour, October 2018

A day out may not involve wildlife-watching, not as a specific goal. But that doesn’t mean treats cannot be found, especially with once-wild species increasingly urbanised.

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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.

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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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