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Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters project

Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:50 am

Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters project 2017. This is where you can report on the wildlife you see in your area and beyond and share your nature blog with others. It’s a great way to get involved with the BBC Wildlife magazine team.

For a chance appear in BBC Wildlife magazine, follow the 6 steps below:

1. Please read our Forum guidelines before posting: http://www.discoverwildlife.com/forum/bbc-wildlife-magazine-forum-guidelines-t12654.html
2. Start a forum thread and give it the title of your blog (ie Jo’s Wildlife Blog)
3. Every time you post a new blog put a link to it on the forum thread you have already created by clicking ‘Post Reply’
4. Make sure you explain what the new blog is all about: tell readers why they should click and read it
5. Keep an eye on your forum thread and try to answer any questions that get posted on there
6. Have fun: when you’ve posted at least 5 updates we’ll consider you for Blogger of the Month

AND: At the end of the year we’ll be announcing awards for the best blogs of 2017.

If you took part in the project in 2016 you do not need to start a new forum thread. Please continue using the one you have already created.

Throughout 2016 we followed our readers’ wildlife adventures and celebrate our talented local patch bloggers. See the results of the BBC Wildlife Blogger Awards 2016:


Making notes and sketches will transform your knowledge of the natural world around you. Here are 7 top tips on how to start a nature journal:


A lot can be learnt from great nature bloggers. Take inspiration from these 7 wildlife blogs when writing your own online nature journal:


BBC Wildlife Magazine does not accept responsibility for the content of Local Patch Reporter blog posts shared on this Forum.

Re: Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters projec

Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:09 am

Hi there, I have tried to start a new thread for my blog. I did this twice as I was unsure about getting it right. It's taken a long time to get approved. Can anyone help? Thank you, Young Fermanagh Naturalist (Dara McAnulty)

Re: Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters projec

Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:52 pm

Hello everyone,
I am putting up link to one my recent blog which I had wrote. Its an interesting blog as it is dedicated to an interesting animal which most human beings fear to my quite venomous but actually thy are not and also they have some cool stuff about them which most of us are unaware of.

Re: Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters projec

Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:47 pm


I have twice attempted to start a new topic and join in with my blog, but the forum keeps saying it needs to be checked first. I posted the first one last week; could someone shed some light on it for me please?


Re: Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters projec

Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:15 am


I had recently started a new blog topic on the forum which has been sent for approval.

Please advise if it is in order or if any corrections required.


Re: Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters projec

Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi. I love the forum, but I'm struggling lately to get my posts to appear.

I submit them for approval, and then nothing happens - they never appear. I don't think it's because they're very contentious in subject matter: two are about late sightings of water voles and another's comparing the difference in size between bank voles and water voles. :-) But it makes it look as if my blog's inactive when it isn't.

Can anyone help?

Re: Welcome to the BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporters projec

Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:26 pm

Hello everyone,
I am Stella from Singapore. I've started a website called approximately a year ago named monkeyanddragon.org. I'd like to share 3 of my writing entries with fellow wildlife enthusiasts and lovers. In the snippets folder include wildlife pictures and the descriptions of my encounter with them.

Blakiston's fish owl:
Whale shark: http://monkeyanddragon.org/lucky-charms-of-donsol/

I hope to hear from you for your feelings and thoughts after reading them!
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