30 days wild day 7- water voles and beautiful birds at WWT Arundel

Today was my only fully work free day this week, so we decided to have a wild day out. We’ve been members of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust before and have visited their fantastic reserves at Slimbridge and Barnes. I’ve wanted to visit the Arundel reserve for a long while, and the 30 days wild …

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30dayswild Day 6- looking at the garden from a different angle (with wild cocktails!)

Despite this being a Saturday, today I was working, promoting recycling at a local carnival. In my day job, I am a waste strategy manager for a local council. The weather was beautiful, hot, sunny, but windy too. In a break, I managed to pick up a bee friendly Echinacea plant for the garden from …

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30dayswild- Saving the small things that run the planet

An important act of random wildness as part of my 30dayswild was to join Buglife. I also joined the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Between us, my husband and I already support a wide range of different wildlife and animal charities, including our local Wildlife Trust, BBOWT, the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, Kew Gardens (one of my favourite …

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30 days wild day 5- nightjars and bats at Caesar’s camp

Day 5 was time for the first one of the activities I'd found locally and booked on to add some extra interest to our wild month. On this warm and sunny Friday evening we met a group of about 20 other people and two countryside rangers from our local council for a walk through Swinley …

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