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Life on the Camino

Postby Kate Piercy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:56 am

So it's a bit of a trek from British shores but wildlife in Spain isn't as different from ours as you might imagine. In fact they hold large populations of some of our rarest species. And of course as well as turtle doves and dartford warbers they have an astounding group of creatures which have never seen the cliffs of dover. Here's how we found life on the camino de Santiago. https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... -santiago/
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The magic of glowworms

Postby Kate Piercy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:03 pm

Nothing can be more magical than the light of the glowworm on a dark summer's night. But what are glowworms and why are they in trouble?
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Re: Katie's British Wildlife Blog

Postby Kate Piercy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:33 pm

Hunting for bog bush cricket on a moving, swaying bog may not be everyone's idea of fun but when you're a full time conservationist there's nothing better than finding something rare, elusive and wonderful amongst the mosses. Click on my blog to read all about my hunt for the bog bush cricket https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... h-cricket/
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Re: Katie's British Wildlife Blog

Postby Kate Piercy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:40 pm

Fungi are fascinating organisms. With more in common with animals than plants they sit in a group all of their own, quietly running the world whilst we bumble around above them. Beautifully varied, staggeringly complex and wonderfully interesting, take a step into the world of the fungi and you certainly won't get bored https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... ungal-fun/
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Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve

Postby Kate Piercy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:18 pm

The Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve in Norfolk is a paradise for birders, but with the rising tides is there any hope for this rare and wonderful place?
https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... e-reserve/
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Visiting a bat cave

Postby Kate Piercy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:52 pm

My recent visit to a bat cave and the wonders and horrors within https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... -bat-cave/
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Re: Katie's British Wildlife Blog

Postby Kate Piercy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:32 am

This winter the British countryside has been buzzing with an unusual visitor; the hawfinch. Numbers have swelled bringing this shy, hard to spot bird inyo contact with people across the UK. Not to be left out I made my own trip to spot this colourful little creature. https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... -hawfinch/
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The Emperor moth

Postby Kate Piercy » Wed May 30, 2018 3:05 pm

The Emperor moth is the UKs largest moth species and only member of the silkworm family to live in the British Isles. Yet despite being widespread across the country it is tricky to see. https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... eror-moth/
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30 Days Wild - Day 1

Postby Kate Piercy » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:28 am

Litter is a huge environmental problem, and one that everyone can agree they would like to see resolved. For the start of 30 Days Wild I'm doing a mini commuter's litter pick along a patch of ground I walk most days. https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... ild-day-1/
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Re: Katie's British Wildlife Blog

Postby Kate Piercy » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:00 am

Orchids are some of our most stunning wildflowers yet they are easily missed. Walking through a spring woodland I was lucky enough to spot a few. https://ayearoffirstsblog.wordpress.com ... chid-hunt/
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