Wildlife diary from Oxfordshire by Alex age 14

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Slow motion for Day 5 of 30 Days Wild

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:33 am

Slow motion is a great way to see in more detail what is happening.
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Re: Wildlife diary from Oxfordshire by Alex age 13

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:58 pm

I think we had every single type of weather on day 6 of 30 days wild
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Look under a log or stone

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:11 am

For day 7 of 30 Days Wild I thought I would see what lived under a stone or log
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I found a bright yellow slug. I didn't take much notice of it until I was looking through my photos when I discovered it could be a Lemon Slug. I wish I'd taken a better photo so that it could have been identified properly.

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Litter picking for Day 9

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:45 am

Short walk and some litter picking for Day 9 of 30 Days Wild
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Thanks for looking

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Day 10 - grass verges and orchids

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:27 am

Grass verges are a very important source of food and shelter for many species of wildlife, including butterflies and bees.
It is great to see around my local patch that only the verges on a junction or corner have been cut for safety.

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Day 11 - follow a trail

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:27 am

For day 11 of 30 Days Wild we followed the trail of a fox. We crawled on our hands and knees through bracken and nettles, under brambles and over fallen logs.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... il-day-11/

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Day 12 - A walk through the woods.

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:31 am

The woods are now every shade of green imaginable.
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Day 13 - A visit back to Primary school

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:43 am

For Day 13 of 30 Days Wild I went back to my Primary school to talk about 30 Days Wild.
It was really nice to be invited back and to see some of my ex-teachers especially the one who encouraged my love of wildlife.
I met the group of year 6’s where their Forest school takes place.
After being introduced to everyone I talked a little about my passion for wildlife, my blog and photography. Then they told me about their Random Acts Of Wildness they have been doing for 30 Days Wild.
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Day 14 of 30 Days Wild - Butterflies

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:01 pm

Spotting a few types of butterflies on Day 14 of 30 Days Wild
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Day 15 of 30 Days Wild

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:32 pm

Day 15 of 30 Days Wild

Around 8pm last night, straight opposite my house around 70 Scarlet Tiger moths appeared.

Some flew high around the trees, other fluttered around on the ground, while a few paired up on leaves and grass stems. Plus one that look deformed.

Does anyone know if it is common to see this many together?

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