At the start of 2014, I decided to set myself a series of nature-related ‘challenges’ to help me get outside and see more wildlife over the year. You can read more on my blog ‘Nature Quest: discovering nature in 2014‘ or on the individual Nature Quest blogs listed on my wildlife posts page. The challenges … More Wildlife resolutions for 2015
My boyfriend and I recently made our first ever visit to RSPB Ynys-hir, a fantastic reserve on the south side of the Dyfi estuary in Wales, and the venue for the BBC’s Springwatch series. After getting some great views of ospreys in flight up the road at the Dyfi Osprey Project, we arrived at Ynys-hir … More Spring at RSPB Ynys-hir
The UK’s first national Garden Bioblitz is fast approaching (1st-2nd June – put it in your diary!), and for the past few weeks I have been busy trying to tidy up my small garden and make it a bit more attractive to wildlife in preparation for the big event. I have filled empty pots with … More The Bucketpond Challenge
This time last year I looked back at my wildlife experiences of 2011, and listed some of the things I most wanted to see and do in 2012. So I thought it was time to catch up on how my plans for 2012 went, and to look ahead to what 2013 might bring. A few … More Wildlife highlights of 2012
I spent last Saturday volunteering at another ‘BioBlitz’ event, this time on behalf of the Avon Wildlife Trust. Run in partnership with Bristol Water, the event was held at Chew Valley Lake, a beautiful site just to the south of Bristol. This lake not only supplies Bristol with water, but is also great for wildlife and … More Avon Wildlife Trust BioBlitz at Chew Valley Lake
Yesterday I finally got the chance to get back down to one of my favourite wildlife-spotting areas, the Somerset Levels. Could have spent all day there but sadly had to limit myself to visiting just two places (still good going though!) – Shapwick Heath NNR and RSPB Ham Wall. These are two great wetland reserves … More Spring on the Somerset Levels (albeit without much sun!)
Well, here goes the new blog! This is my second ever attempt at writing one (or third, if you count an unsuccessful attempt on another website which broke before I could even write my first post!). The plan is just to natter a bit about species I’ve seen lately, wildlife walks I’ve been on, species … More The new blog!