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Trail camera, badgers and darker evening

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:58 pm

It’s getting darker earlier and earlier each evening and it won’t be long before the clocks go back meaning it will be dark not long after I get home from school.
I’ll miss seeing the badgers in daylight, but look forward to making more of an effort to put the trail camera out.
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Pond and other stuff

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Over the summer holidays my family built a pond in the corner of the front garden. After replacing a wall with a hazel hedge together with a few hawthorn and honeysuckle last year, we hoped that this would encourage more wildlife to the garden.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... her-stuff/
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Badger Trails

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:35 pm

The crops have been harvested and the wild flower meadow cut, leaving telltale signs of the badgers foraging paths from over the summer.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... er-trails/

Thanks for looking
Alex
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York and a Peregrine falcon

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:39 am

A quick visit to York has given me loads of inspiration on how to encourage more wildlife to my garden
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ne-falcon/

Alex
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Ivy at the end of October

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:56 pm

Ivy is very important this time of year for many insects, the small yellow flowers provide valuable nectar for a great number of species.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... f-october/

Alex
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Comparing trail cameras

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:49 am

This blog seems to have opened up lots of discussions about broken trail cameras and which batteries work best :D

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ight-time/

Alex
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Young wildlife ambassadors panel

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:07 pm

A very interesting weekend on a young wildlife ambassadors panel at The Badger Trust conference 2017
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ors-panel/

Thank you for looking
Alex
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Secrets of Sound

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:52 am

Last week I got the chance to learn a little bit about sound recording and editing.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -of-sound/

Alex
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Slow down for badgers

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:14 pm

For those of you that have followed my blog for a while you will have probably heard of Cookie.
Cookie was one of my local badgers who died after being hit by a car, in April 2016, just up the road from my house.......
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... r-badgers/
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Badgers are ingenious

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:10 pm

A couple of weeks ago I noticed part of the fencing where I walk looked like it had been trodden on. On close inspection I could see a badger trail leading up to and away from the fence.......
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ingenious/

Thank you for looking

Alex
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