Category Archives: Mammals

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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30 Days Wild – Day 4 – Brick Pit

For the first time in around a year I got to the local private nature reserve – a disused brick pit that contributed significantly to the building of my house. But was there much wildlife?

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My highlights of 2016 – Part 2

We resume the rundown here, and even cheat just a little bit…

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Spurn Point 29 October 2016

With the recent flurry of amazing sightings at Spurn and along the East coast of Yorkshire, it seemed well worth a trip to the coast. But the report on the Spurn website that said ‘A disappointing exodus of migrants’ wasn’t … Continue reading

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The dinosaurs didn’t see their extinction coming… what’s our excuse?

When I was younger I used to think about dinosaurs a lot. I’d think about how they lived and interacted, what they might have looked like, all the usual things. But I also used to wonder about extinction. Did they … Continue reading

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Get Wild About Gardens

The total acreage of UK gardens exceeds that of all the nature reserves combined. So just imagine if all 15 million were managed to give a bit of assistance to struggling wildlife. That’s the idea behind Wild About Gardens.

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Seals – They’ll have your arm off…

Back in June in my slightly abortive 30 Days Wild 2016 efforts, I took a bunch of photos of Grey Seals off the Cornish coast. I was meaning to get round to posting them, and a recent story about the … Continue reading

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