It was 6 am when my deep sleep was broken by my alarm. House Of Pain’s ‘Jump Around’ bellowed through the van, shortly followed by an elbow to the ribs from my partner Laura, “Shut that off!”. I slipped out of bed to reach my phone and felt the cold hit my warm skin.
Tracks in the snow, but what caused it and why? In our previous blog we took a closer look at the above animal sign and invited you to share your thoughts on what you think had happened here and what had caused it, read on to find out the answer and if you are the winner […]
Snow is great for tracking, tracks seemingly jump out at us from a distance which would otherwise be difficult to spot in other weather conditions and substrates, drawing us in to reveal the moment of animal behaviour recorded by its imprint in the snow. In this blog we are going to focus on one
Anyone who has been out in the woods over the last few weeks would have almost certainly have heard the drumming of the Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Unless you are on private land with no public access or you are in a very remote part of the country you are likely to encounter dog walkers and hence dog tracks. As dog very tremendously in size so too do their tracks and therefore there is overlap with tracks of other canids, which at […]
Tawny Owls (Strix aluco) are starting to become very vocal again at this time of year. Nesting earlier than a lot of other birds, the youngsters are at this time of year are becoming independent and are dispersing away from their nesting areas. The need to find areas to establish their own terr
We are still in the midst of a cold snap and some parts of the country have had their lowest temperatures for two years, and most of the country has also experienced some snowfall. In one of my blogs last year I highlighted the importance of not depleting the hedgerows of all their seeds and [&hel
With all the recent snow and frost covering the country side (March 2013) you may get the impression that the resulting landscape is bleak, cold and devoid of all its wild life. Bleak and cold it may be but the wild life is still there and going about its daily business. If you educate yourself [&he
Robins Erithacus rubecula are an endearing little birds, seemingly to be more prominent in the woodlands and our gardens at this time of year. When I was growing up as a small lad they had a direct impact on my behaviour, you see I knew something about our little red breasted friend that not everyon
One of the things that I look forward to most during the winter is a good old tracking session through the woods in the hope of getting a glance of my favourite UK mammal, deer (in the family- Cervidae). As the autumn leaves have fallen