Category Archives: British countryside

#30DaysWild – Day 3 – A countryside cycle

Despite the cool and cloudy weather, I did head outside today. I went for a 9 mile cycle through the beautiful British countryside.

I took the time to stop, admire the views and take a few photos! I was also lucky enough to see some great wildlife: Song thrush, mistle thrush, jay, blackbirds, robins, blue tits, yellowhammer, house martins, rabbits, hares and a speedy vole that narrowly escaping the wheels of an oncoming car!

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#30DaysWild – Day 2 – Making a bracelet

I got a little arts-and-crafty today, I decided I wanted to make a bracelet. I got everything sorted and headed outside. I chose a shady spot under some trees where I could watch and listen to the birds and get some fresh air, while making the bracelet.

As it is 30 Days Wild, I thought a wildlife pattern would be most appropriate. I found this pretty blue butterfly pattern to create. If you want to give it a try, you can find the instructions here:

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#30DaysWild – Day 1 – Visited Bradgate Park

Today I visited Bradgate Park, staying safe and socially distanced of course!

I was very pleased to see the many deer that reside there, as well as birds, bugs and beautiful flowers!

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#30DaysWild – highlights from 2019

Here are my highlights from #30DaysWild 2019. Moving house, while working full time and joining in with 30 Days Wild wasn’t easy, but it was very worth it!

One of the best things I have done all month is putting up the bird feeder in my new home. It didn’t take long for the birds to find it! I now have regular visits from Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robins, Blackbirds, Sparrows. I also have Collared Doves and Wood Pigeons hovering up the dropped crumbs. Winding down from a day at work, I now find myself sitting with my cuppa and watching my new feathered friends!

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#30DaysWild – Day 30 – Landscapes and wildlife of the Severn Valley Railway

An annual tradition is to attend the Severn Valley Railway 1940’s weekend. It is a lot of fun, full of human history, beautifully engineered engines, stunning scenic landscapes and if you look closely, fabulous wildlife. Not forgetting the pint and chips whilst overlooking the river!

It has been an extraordinarily hot day, but it has also been a great one!

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#30DaysWild – Day 16 – Bradgate Park wild weekend

As it was Bradgate Park’s Wild Weekend, I thought I would pop along and see what was going on. I have been the last few years and have really enjoyed myself and this year was not an exception. The stands of all the wildlife and conservation organisations were all very interesting, the people manning them were clearly all very passionate. I will look forward to next year’s event!

The walk to and from the event was full of wildlife – cheeky jackdaws, fuzzy little ducklings, pollen covered bees, noisy grasshoppers and of course the park’s resident deer.

A thoroughly pleasant day and a very welcome break from the rain!

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#30DaysWild – Day 5 – Cycling through country lanes

I had a wonderful start to my day today, my first cycle to work from my new home! Though it wasn’t a bright sunny morning, it was a lovely ride through country lanes. Either side of the road was lush green fields and hedgerows. Birds sat singing high in the trees, while others darted across and along the verges filled with grasses and wildflowers.

Even though the cycle was good exercise, I arrived at work feeling refreshed, happy and really quite relaxed. I’m looking forward to my cycle tomorrow!



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