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30 Days Wild – Day 1 – Beginnings!

Today begins 30 Days Wild and I have been so excited about this!


I got to submit my first record to the Great British Bee Count, a lovely little Tawny Mining Bee!


I also decided to begin a wildlife diary, last year it only lasted the length of June, but maybe I’ll keep it going longer this year!


There’s something else I’m excited about, I’ve been saving it for today. I’m going to begin the book “Journey to the Ants”. Having long admired it, I was given it for my birthday. Wanting to savour its every page, I put next to my bed until I would have time to fully appreciate it! I got to say, I am grinning from ear to ear with anticipation, so if you’ll excuse me, I have a book to begin!

Day 1

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Stay Wild – My Wild Life

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Stay Wild

30 Days Wild – My Wild Life

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My 30 Days Wild: Part 3

Here is the last 10 days of my 30 Days Wild!

Day 21 – Who knew that an old dry log would be so interesting!

The life you can find on an old log!

Day 22 – Today I spent time watching a Goldfinch investigating the bark of a tree!

Goldfinch

Day 23 – Popped by my local Kestrel nest … I’m not sure who was watching who today!

Kestrel nest

Day 24 – I was given the choice between doing the books or counting the bugs!

Counting Bugs!

Day 25 – Stuck in traffic? I decided to do a long distance plant survey! I counted 19 different species between two junctions!

Counting plants along the motorway!

Day 26 – Today I rescued a bee from the office, two beetles from the classrooms and a bush cricket from butterfly house!

Beetle rescue

Day 27 – Paused to admire this beautiful fungus growing at the base of dead tree!

Fungus

Day 28 – Today I enjoyed blue skies, green fields and wild views along the Severn Valley Railway!

Views from the Severn Valley Railway

Day 29 – I got to enjoy the flutterings of these stunning Scarlet Tigers!

Scarlet Tiger

Day 30 – On the last wild day of June, I found this old tractor being reclaimed by the wild!

Recliamed by the wild!

I have really enjoyed doing 30 Days Wild. Being with the wild is something I naturally do every day, so I will be staying wild! I hope that you all will be too!

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My 30 Days Wild: Part 2

Here is the next 10 days of my 30 Days Wild!

Day 11 – Today I spent an hour staring at a stone wall! – This has been my favourite day so far!

Stone Wall WildlifeDay 12 – Wet weather wildlife watching!

Wet Weather WildlifeDay 13 – It’s was pouring down with rain, so I decided that on my long commute I would count all the birds I saw along the M42! Wood Pigeon and Crows won!

Counting Crows on the MotorwayDay 14 – On the patio area outside the office, I found evidence of nesting Starlings!

Starling EggDay 15 – I watched this little beauty buzz about the grass, it was so quick in its investigation of the area that I only got this one photo!

Buzzing beauty!Day 16 – I stood and watch a gorgeous sunset over Market Bosworth!

Sunset over Market BosworthDay 17 – Today I admired the colours, patterns and textures found in nature!

Colours, patterns and texturesDay 18 – Today I did some bug hunting!

Bug huntingDay 19 – Lying back on the grass, enjoying the warm blue sky and the gorgeous greens of an old oak tree!

Blue skies and green treesDay 20 – Walking through a covered walk way at work, I had two Swallows fly around my head. I paused to watch them and then I noticed this nest in a dark corner! I took one (poor quality) photo before leaving the new family in peace!

Swallow's nestYou can find my 30 Days Wild Part 2 here.

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My 30 Days Wild: Part 1

For those of you who follow my Twitter, you’ll know that I am taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild. It is something I do naturally every day, so I thought it would be good to join in the fun!

At first I thought that I would do a little blog for every day of June, but as the 1st June approached I realised that not only I was in for an extremely busy June, but I could also be without easy access to the internet for a few days. My solution, tweet when I can and make a three part blog!

So here is the first 10 days of my 30 Days Wild!

Day 1 – I had a rather busy day dashing all over the place, but I still took some time out to watch some Rooks, Crows, Magpies and Jackdaws! CrowDay 2 – My colleague found and gave me this caterpillar! So I spent my lunchtime with the caterpillar and my Moth ID book … which I think is a Scalloped Hazel!

Scalloped Hazel Caterpillar

Day 3 – Today I carried out wildlife surveys in the Nature Reserve at work!

Wildlife Surveys and Blue Butterflies

Day 4 – This Holly Blue beauty was waiting by my backdoor to welcome me home!

Holly Blue

Day 5 – I left the office door open so I could hear the Swallows chatter all day long!

Swallow

Day 6 – Today has been full of the next generation of birds!

Rooks, Coots and Geese

Day 7 – I rescued this beauty from a busy pavement!

Black Slip Wasp

Day 8 – I made a new habitat for these gorgeous Lesser Stag Beetles!

Lesser Stag Beetle

Day 9 – I found some urban wildlife to watch and photograph!

Urban Wildlife

Day 10 – Today I talked about, thought about and admired wild flowers! They filled the road verges, covered meadows and brightened up my garden!

Wild flowers

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