30 days wild day 13- birds of prey and borage

I had a busy day today, as the Lions group that I am part of was organising the Bracknell Show, a community event in Bracknell. It’s the first year of reviving the show, but it was a wonderful day. Part of the fun at the show was a Bird Of Prey Display. It was fantastic …

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30dayswild day 12- a closer look at bees

Today has been all about bees. I tried, unsuccessfully, to fit in some wild time at lunchtime, ending up instead in a very municipal park, devoid of flowers, just brown grass, an empty playground, a couple of trees, several rooks and me. A place I won't be visiting again. My day improved when I arrived …

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30dayswild day 11- life on the edge in suburbia and a surprising visitor

Today I challenged myself to notice the plants making their home in my urban walk to the shops at lunchtime. I work in a council depot, and out of the window I can see a pile of sand, used for filling sandbags in case of flooding. At the moment it is alive with poppies and …

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30dayswild Day 10- in the night garden, the scents on the wind of a warm evening

Today I’ve fitted in snippets of wildness. At lunchtime I went to the garden centre to try to buy some borage, to plant as one of the Wildlife Trust’s suggested 101 Random Acts of Wildness. Sadly, no borage was to be procured, but I spent fifteen happy minutes wandering around the plants, paying attention to …

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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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30 days wild day 4- adding a bee waterer to the garden

Our small garden attracts lots of bees during the summer, so one of my aims during 30dayswild is to add some more features to make the garden even more friendly for them. I’m also going to be spending some time trying to identify how many different species of bees we have visiting, and what they …

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30 days wild Day Two- making space for wildlife in the garden

Day 2 of 30 days wild started off suitably wild, with high winds and heavy rain all night long and into this morning. Popping into the garden to right an overturned planter this morning, the world smelt different, rich, earthy and damp. Our house rabbit, Buttercup, stuck her nose out of the door behind me …

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