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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 23 – Macro photos on a mobile phone

My mobile isn’t exactly the smartest of phones, and the camera is far from DSLR quality in terms of photos. However, I was given a little gadget at Christmas that has been rather fun to play with, and that’s a clip-on mobile macro lens. The amount of detail that shows through is amazing.

So today I decided to get a little closer to nature and took my phone and clip-on lens out into the wild. These are some of the photos I managed to take.

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#30DaysWild – Day 20 – Appreciating the wild world

Today I was able to spend some peaceful time appreciating the wild world around me. I got to listen to the birds sing, admire some beautiful bugs and adore the colourful splendour of wildflowers!

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#30DaysWild – Day 19 – Life (and death) among the buttercups

While wandering through a meadow I spotted a cluster of buttercups. I stopped to take a closer look and found a microcosm of life among the petals, with each flower having its own story to tell.

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#30DaysWild – Day 18 – Bee Orchid revisited

I was thinking today that this time last year I had found a bee orchid. I wondered if there would be one in the same place this year … So I went back to the place where I found the original orchid and only a few feet away I found another growing! I have to say I was very pleased to see another of these beautiful flowers growing. I took a could of photos to share with you here!

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#30DaysWild – Day 14 – Admiring colourful wildflowers

Stepping out between rain showers, I went in search of a little colour in the form of wildflowers. I found plenty to admire and here are a few I wanted to share with you.

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#30DaysWild – Day 13 – Seeking shelter

I am so glad the weather eased today, even if it was only a little! I got to encourage my small housemates back outside, and also take a stroll.

There was still intermittent drizzle, but it was a tiny bit warmer. So either warmth or desperation brought out a few bugs. I found a sawfly, bee and beetles hiding from the rain on leaves and flowers. I also found a clever little spider which had created itself a tent, spinning together the petals of a daisy over its head.

I am impressed with how wildlife seeks shelter, I only hope they don’t need it for too much longer.

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National Meadows Day

In honour of National Meadows Day, I visited my favourite meadow at golden hour. It is beautiful place anytime of the day, but the light this evening made the wild flowers shine!

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#30DaysWilds – Day 13 – Tiny frogs and colourful close-ups

Today I thought I’d take a closer look at some of nature’s beauty. All that detail and colour. My only challenge was photographing it in the wind!

Best moment was when a small movement on the surface of some damp ground grabbed my attention. I thought it was a beetle, then I saw some more movement. I inspected the area more closely and saw that the tiny creatures were juvenile frogs! They shone like gems in the sunlight! Utterly delightful!

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#30DaysWild – Day 8 – I found a Bee Orchid!

I found a flowering Bee Orchid in my local patch! I am thrilled! I have only ever seen them in photos so I’m over the moon to find one. Isn’t it a stunning flower!

Now I’ve home, I’ve pulled open May’s BBC Wildlife magazine to read the article on Orchids. I will enjoy finding out more about these beautiful plants.

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