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End of term evening walk

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:10 pm

Friday was the last day of term and a great evening to go for a walk around my local patch
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Alex
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Nearby pond

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:52 pm

The pond in the next village along has recently had quite a bit of work done to encourage more wildlife. On Saturday they had a little re-opening celebration
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Butterfly walk

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:49 pm

This blog is about a walk around the woods looking for butterflies
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Alex
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Little owl

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:25 pm

Over the last six months I have been on the trail for Little Owls.
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H3 - My local Buzzard

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:20 pm

After nearly a year I've caught up with H3, my local ringed Buzzard.
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Importance of Hedgerows

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:23 pm

After watching a news article this morning I went out to look at my local hedgerows.
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Alex
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Fungi in the wood

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 am

There are plenty of interesting fungi appearing in the woods

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Grey day at Farmoor reservoir

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:20 pm

Even though the sky was overcast we headed down to Farmoor reservoir to see what was about.

The sky was overcast with 'smirr' – thanks to Robert Macfarlane and his ‘word of the day’ on Twitter for this word.

Smirr is fine, drifting rain, so light as to seem mist- or smoke-like, but which coats evenly & drenches quickly, and that is exactly what the weather was doing as we head down to Farmoor.


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BBOWT - Hitchcopse Pit Nature reserve

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm

Sunday morning visit to Hitchcopse Pit Nature reserve https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... copse-pit/

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Alex
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Folklore and fungi

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Most fungi have a common, colloquial or local name for them, normally based on the way they look. Some of the fungi I can find on my local patch have names such as Witches butter, Jelly ear, Deadman’s fingers, Elfcups, Earthballs, as well as Chicken of the wood, Plums and Custard, Beefsteak and Jack O lanterns.

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