Tonight I went for a walk with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust in Harpendon Common. It wasn’t a long walk, but we weren’t there to get the miles in, we were there to find bats! Bats are not the winged-terrors that Halloween would suggest. Vampire bats do exist in the Americas, not the UK or Transylvania, … More What animal blows raspberries in the night?
30 Days Wild is BACK! Here are the last few days of the challenge. As you can tell, the holiday set me back a bit; I’m not going to make excuses, but it may have been the wine…
I’ve been growing some chillies on my windowsill for the last two months after my Dad surprised me with a kit when I got home from work one day. They’ve been doing really well but they’ve got a bit too big for their boots. Currently 9 chillies are all sitting in the same tin bucket … More Day 12: It’s getting hot in here
We get absorbed in our own world and only see things/animals that are large enough to notice at a glance. Sometimes, to see the best animal spectacles you need to look for something a little bit smaller. For day 11 I searched for an aphid colony that was being farmed by ants. This is quite … More Day 11: insect farms
Cow parsley is EVERYWHERE at the moment. I walk past so much of the stuff when I’m at work that I had to take a closer look to see what animals where living on and around it. I was excited to find a few animals just within ten minutes of casual exploring. The animal that … More Day 10: Looking for some Ladies
This one is pretty self explanatory! Because it was so sunny I decided to look along the edge of a small woodland by Regent’s canal for some basking snakes. I’ve often seen Aesculapian snakes in this area even though you won’t typically find them around the UK. They are a European species with only two … More Day 9: Scales in the sunshine
Happy World Ocean Day! It’s the day we celebrate everything that lives in the sea. Whales and dolphins are animals that have always captivated my imagination and were the animals that first got me thinking about wildlife. I remember there being a few two-page spreads in an encyclopaedia I had when I was young. Their … More Day 8: World Ocean Day!
Night-time! It’s full of mysterious creatures with big bulging eyes, noises in the bushes that can never be pinpointed and animals that seem to have no eyesight at all but navigate with complete ease. The night is full of wonders and not terrors! (as a certain popular TV show may have you believe *cough* Game … More Day 6: What lurks in the night
January 2016 was a turning point for me; I decided to reduce my impact on the planet. I haven’t just gone ‘STOP!’ and halted all potentially harmful practices that I may have been condoning or contributing to. Instead I have eliminated smaller factors one by one. It has been widely documented that a good way … More Day 5: Travel Accessories
I love seeing bird boxes in people’s gardens and on woodland walks but I always wonder, how many are actually inhabited? So I went around my work, scouted out a few bird boxes and decided to sit next to them and observe. I was lucky as I knew at least one set of boxes (home to cockney … More Day 4: Bird boxes