Category Archives: Why watch wildlife?

Birds and cricket

I’m a big cricket fan, enjoy watching it, and used to enjoy playing too. Watching the Sri Lanka – England test this morning, I was reminded how you can combine this with some incidental bird watching.

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On declining grasslands and the nature of conservation

Over the weekend I found myself in a quiet part of Yorkshire along the east coast, far from everyone else. Having seen the traffic heading for Scarborough, it was wonderful to be somewhere without another human soul.

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Moth trapping

Last week I had my first ever attempt at moth trapping. It was great fun, and I learned a lot for next time. But I thought I’d share a few of the moths seen.

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Vultures in the UK

Bit of a departure from my normal posts here, as this is more of an essay with less pictures. Hopefully it’ll be interesting though. Over the weekend, I found myself sucked into a question as to whether vultures could live … Continue reading

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Counting Yorkshire’s creatures Part 1

The weekend of the 20th and 21st of June was the first ever Great Yorkshire Creature Count. 718 people took part, making over 13,000 observations and recording 1,448 different species, which is amazing.

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The Great Yorkshire Creature Count

This weekend sees the first ever ‘Great Yorkshire Creature Count’, run collaboratively between Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. If you are in Yorkshire, I’d encourage you to take part.

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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 1

I did start to post some blogs after my trip to the Scillies last year, but after posting part one and part two, I just lost all time for getting the rest up. So this is a bit of a … Continue reading

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