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Easter holidays

Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:39 pm

It's been a bit of a mixed holiday, our hedgehog returned, a quick visit to Westonbirt Arboretum, I did a short piece on local TV on 'blogging about nature' and I had some of my Badger footage used on BBC South Today.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -holidays/

Thanks for looking

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neighbourhood mammals

Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:20 pm

A Rat, a wood mouse, foxes and a hedgehog, all around the garden.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... d-mammals/

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Sun May 07, 2017 7:23 pm

This week I've been learning about how foxes communicate and hunt.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... /07/foxes/

Thanks for looking
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Fox cubs

Thu May 11, 2017 3:36 pm

Almost a second part to my last blog, now it's the turn of the fox cubs.
Barely taller than the Bluebells themselves, three fox cubs play while their mother watches over them.
I slowly creep closer until I’m hiding behind a tree trunk that conveniently splits into two giving me an ideal viewing point.
Please click on the link and take a look at my blog, including a couple of YouTube clips.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... /fox-cubs/

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If you go down to the wood today

Sun May 14, 2017 2:23 pm

Each month I write a small paragraph for my village website to promote our village woodland.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ods-today/

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Sun May 21, 2017 5:09 pm

An afternoon and evening learning about and watching Badgers in Wytham woods with Oxfordshire Mammal Group.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ham-woods/

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Bug hunting for 30 days Wild

Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:20 pm

The first day of 30 Days Wild and I thought I would go looking for insects.
Not something I'm good at identifying.
My favourite of the morning was the Thistle gall fly.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... d-day-one/
Thanks for looking
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Cloud watching for Day 2 - 30 Days Wild

Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:58 pm

Watching and learning about clouds for Day two of 20 Days Wild
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ild-day-2/

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Wild Fair - Day 3 of 30 Days Wild

Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:25 am

A whole day of nature for day 3 of 30 Days Wild at Oxford Festival of Nature Wild Fair
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... wild-fair/

Thank you for looking

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Watching a spider catching prey

Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:17 pm

Labyrinth spiders use a funnel shaped web to catch their prey.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -its-prey/

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