This Insect Survey was something I stumbled upon thanks to the BTO’s enewsletter. Apart from the fact I’m always up for ten minutes just standing and watching some flowers, it’s good to be useful in gathering real scientific data that
Yes, another 30DaysWild is over, but as you’ll see from Tuesday’s post (if it ever goes up) I have another fun thing to keep me thinking of wild things for the rest of the summer. Second Half Update For the
Part 2 of my Great Plastics Project is to analyse the contents of my month’s accumulation of plastic and work out where it can go. If I can’t recycle it, I want to work out how to avoid bringing it
Mid-month Catch-up? Yes, we’re already over halfway through June, and the longest day (northern hemisphere) is fast approaching. Several other deadlines are already here, so I don’t know what I’ve been doing since the end of May… oh yes, #30DaysWild!
Beach is this week’s #writephoto prompt, with a great picture from KL Caley. Check other stories, articles and poems at New 2Writing.com. It’s also my thought for #30DaysWild today. One of the Random Acts of Wildness I did a couple
Gilbert White, the 18th century naturalist, lived in Selborne, about 20 miles away from me in Hampshire. His house and garden was my first 30DaysWild excursion this year. I set off in the fourth day of wall-to-wall sunshine (as forecast),
It’s the final week, in fact the final day of the 2020 30 Days Wild challenge. For me it’s been pretty much a washout. To review the final week first… Monday: I did the round up of the previous week.
Third week of 30 Days Wild. It always seems to be the difficult one. Given the change in the weather, and the impact of decorating on every other aspect of life in the house which is in semi-lockdown, I think
A Wild Weekend was the suggestion from the Wildlife Trusts. Whatever you do, make it wild. Plenty of ideas for sleeping out, watching the solstice dawn at Stonehenge (via Facebook). Virtual quizzes. Wild cooking… I didn’t check that out in
Three new butterflies in my garden this week, before the weather turned cool and wet. Very wet. My waterbutts which drained the summerhouse roof are nearly full, and it’s not that big a roof! Identifying Butterflies I find it very
A hedge is a woodland in miniature. Hedges are probably one of the most underrated habitats in our gardens. I haven’t had more than three feet of one in any of my houses until now. I was reminded of this
My wildflowers are due for delivery today. So yesterday I checked out what’s at the bottom of my garden at the moment. Wildflowers au naturel These all made their home in my garden of their own accord. Earlier there was
My Random Act of Wildness yesterday was finding insects in unusual places. That was just what Norfolk Wildlife Trusts were suggesting. I don’t think they meant tackling ants in my food cupboards. That’s what I spent Sunday night doing, anyway!
This second week of 30 Days Wild has not gone so well. I blogged about Monday’s trip through the New Forest at Dusk, which was the most wild thing I’ve done really. Tuesday my composting worms arrived, so I used
Two birds in a bush or three provide my Random Act of Wildness for my #30DaysWild today. I had to get up early to get my car to the main dealer for its service. Due to covid restrictions and moving,