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YVR'S WALKS WITH NATURE

Hi,

This is my blog where I chronicle my experiences in the urban wilds of Singapore and those occasional forays into wilderness elsewhere : http://yvrwalkswithnature.wordpress.com/

Love to hear your feedback :-)

YVR Srinivas
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A day in the life of an environmental consultant -April 2018

This month saw the start of the breeding wader surveys in North Kent and we have more birds on farmland than ever before. I also played around in the rivers with my volunteers installing woody debris.
https://wordpress.com/post/naturegirlbl ... s.com/3643
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Autumn moths in Canberra

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Autumn is my favourite season, clean fresh skies, low light and the first cool nights. It might be cool but there are still moths out there at night, all sorts of shapes and sizes of moths. As I found, yet again on Black Mountain in the middle of Canberra. Here is another short list of some of the moths we trapped by light,last week.

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Wild Writing - and protest.

Felling has started, unannounced, in the wood the village’s children (including my own) have grown up playing in. It transpires that its timber has been bought by a forestry company, 60 miles away.There is a history of unrecorded dormice and adders in this wood. And a billion memories. I feel hunted, haunted. And pretty ineffectual. I put on my best Lois Lane (Breakfast at Tiffany’s trenchcoat, lipstick and wellies) and clump down the road to ...
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Bowra Birds

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As mentioned in my last post, here are some shots of the birds at Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland. These are only some of the birds we saw around the campsite. We caught over 600 birds as part of the long-term study, a low number as has been dry in the area and as it is on the edge of an arid zone. The birds breeding and ...
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Planing a Wildlife Garden.

New post on my blog. https://countrysidekim.com/wildlife-gardening
About how to begin planning a garden that encourages wildlife.
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The Norfolk broads

Last week I was cruising the Norfolk broads, giving me ample opportunity to photograph some wildlife. Whilst cruising it made me think about the abundance of species that was there, the majority of animals I saw were Black headed gulls, Great crested grebe, Mute swans and Greylag geese. There were high numbers of each of these seen at various locations around the broads which means my camera roll is full of them but it also ...
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campsite reptiles

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I was camping in outback Queensland last week at a place called Bowra, a nature reserve owned and managed by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. We were there to mist net birds as part of a long-term project, but the other wildlife was just as attractive:

http://stuartrae.blogspot.com.au/2018/0 ... s-out.html

A rather nice campsite if you are ever out that way,

Stuart
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Month 3

As the year trundles on I am still trying to get out to do something every day with, in or to the natural world, and to my surprise I am still managing.

The main thing to notice this month has been the change in daylight has driven the turn in natural cycles as spring has moved on at a pace, even though the weather has been more winter like than the rest of the winter ...
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Wild Writing in Wessex - Blackthorn Winter

Blackthorn Winter, Hawfinches and the English Civil War: I have been haunting churchyards, beech hangars, cherry groves and the yew-lined avenues of Tudor Mansions. "The hawfinches call sweetly, their song barely that: nothing more than the sound of an icicle plinking into a crystal glass in a snow cave, it is so pure and simple. New Writing: https://nicolachester.wordpress.com/
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