30 Days Wild – Day 18 – Demoiselle

Days 17 and 18 were dominated by lots of garden work after several weeks without chance to keep on top of things. But there has been a constant presence in the garden. Continue reading

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Monday Bird of the Week No.47 – Mute Swan

This week is the last in our run of common urban birds, but it’s a big and dramatic example, and part of a group that has always capture our imaginations. It’s the Mute Swan. Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 16 – Wildflowers

I set out on Day 16 to find Bee Orchids. All I found was bees. Lots of bees. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 14 – Mystery Moth 

Last night there was an impressive moth on Red Valerian in the garden. Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 13 – End of an era

30 Days Wild can be a joyous thing. But today, my moment is a sad one. Because a fixture of our home and garden has been lost forever… Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 12 – Goosed

A couple of quick moments to reflect upon today, grabbed incidentally during the day-to-day business of life. Continue reading

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Monday Bird of the Week No.46 – Goosander

Another duck for bird of the week today, but whereas last week it was something very classically duck-like, this week it’s a sleek fish-eating machine. The Goosander. Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 11 – Garden treats

Back home to a couple of insect treats in the garden. Continue reading

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