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Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:41 pm

Bug Mad Girl is my daughter and she loves all things to do with nature, particularly creepy-crawlies, birds, bats, fungi, frogs .... This is a blog about some of the weird and wonderful things that we find in our garden and the beautiful Chiltern hills around us.

Please take a look at http://bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby Matt Swaine » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:04 pm

Looking good! This is a great blog and it's one I've definitely enjoyed dropping in on every now and again.

Do remember to keep posting here every now and again.

Let other forum users know what's new on your blog and what you've been writing about recently.

Most of all… welcome to the Local Patch Reporters project!
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:53 am

We've been on a night time adventure, walking through the woods in the dark then watching the Gemenids meteor shower. It's also day 1 of our Christmas 'in the garden' countdown...

It's all on the blog if you'd like to take a look http://bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:50 am

The cold weather seems to have brought an end to a wonderful Autumn for fungi. It took a while for things to get going because it was so dry early in the season, but the last couple of months have been fabulous. Wandering around our two favourite woods this week left me with no doubt that the best was over though. I still managed to find a few treasures hiding away, including the remains of an Earthstar that we first found over a month ago (when it was in far better shape), some coral fungus, wood blewits and all sorts of other little gems.

Also this week, Bug Mad Girl found a queen wasp trying to overwinter in her bed and our Christmas 'in the garden' countdown continues.

Please take a look http://bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk.
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:08 pm

This week has been a busy one for Bug Mad Girl. A female Black Cap has taken up residence in the garden. We took a trip to College Lake, a lovely BBOWT reserve and saw Lapwings, Tufted Ducks, Widgeons and Coal Tits. We also had a stroll around Yoesden Bank and saw some lovely lichens, buds on the trees, a Snakes-back spider, a flock of Fieldfares and a Buzzard. We saw Moon moths and Atlas moth caterpillars at Uncle Butterfly's house and hunted for treasure this morning. Oh, and Christmas was in the middle of it all!

Our adventures from the last week are all on the Bug Mad Girl blog. http://bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk.
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:07 pm

The latest post takes a look back at a bug mad 2014 http://bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/1 ... -year.html.

Happy New Year and here's to a brilliant and wild 2015!
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:01 pm

Today we explored Pyrtle Spring, a magical and beautiful place, full of family history.
http://bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby Black Country Naturalist » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:17 pm

Excellent photographs and lovely detail in the information posted.
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:19 pm

Thank you, it's a very special place.
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:19 pm

It's the last day of the holidays, so the kids chose to spend the morning at College Lake, a brilliant BBOWT nature reserve. We had a very close encounter with a Great Spotted Woodpecker and watched a squirrel make some death defying leaps.

Yesterday we took a stroll around a very foggy Brush Hill, saw some signs of Spring, found some lovely slimy Velvet Shank and enjoyed spotting all the spiders webs that were sparkling in the damp air.

It's all on the Bug Mad Girl blog, so please feel free to take a look. http://bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk
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