Badger Watching, Carmarthenshire

Badger Watching, Carmarthenshire

Last night I spent a couple of hours watching a badger family from a specially constructed hide deep in the heart of Carmarthenshire. Badgers are elusive semi nocturnal creatures with excellent hearing and smell so staying hidden , down wind and quite are essential. We spent a couple of hours watching up to 8 badgers, including 2 cubs as they went about their business, emerging from a underground maze of tunnels. It had been a really wet day, and although…

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30 Days Wild-Week One #30dayswild

30 Days Wild-Week One #30dayswild

Making room for nature this June with 30 Days Wild? Here’s a digest of my first week #30dayswild An afternoon at Forest Farm in Cardiff. This local Council run nature reserve is one of my favourites and is a real hidden gem. http://forestfarm.org.uk Based along the old Glamorganshire canal, adjoining wetlands and broadleaf woodland the site boasts  three hides and is an excellent place to see birdlife, including the resident Kingfishers and Herons. Just a fleeting glimpse of a Kingfisher…

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Oxbow bends-Grand Teton National Park

Oxbow bends-Grand Teton National Park

The image of the  Snake River with Mount Moran reflecting in its still calm waters is one of the most iconic images of  Grand Teton National Park.     During the last weeks of September and early October when the fall colours are at their peak you can the pulling to be full with photographers and coach loads of tourists all here for the impressive view as the aspens turn golden. But watch out for people walking and standing in…

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Yellowstone-Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone-Mammoth Hot Springs

    Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park is just 5 miles south of the North Entrance at Gardiner Montana. https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/exploremammoth.htm The area has a rich history and was the first outpost established by the U.S. Army in 1886 to help protect Yellowstone. The Mammoth Hot Springs area sits on a bed of limestone which gives the terraces their white colouring. The natural landscapes at Mammoth are some of the most dynamic in the park and many of the features here can change…

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Go wild this June with The Wildlife Trusts

Go wild this June with The Wildlife Trusts

Wherever you live there is a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. This June The Wildlife Trusts across the UK are challenging everybody, everywhere to enjoy and engage with nature on their doorstep, be it a walk in the woods, building a wildlife home, feeding the birds or planting bee friendly flowers. And nature is good for you. The benefits to health and wellbeing,  both physically and mentally, are well documented. You can join up here and…

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Isle of Skye-Coral Beach

Isle of Skye-Coral Beach

Beaches are not high up on the list of Skye’s attractions, but Claigan, The Coral Beach on the north east peninsula is one to visit The beach is famous for its deep blue sea and dazzling white sand which is actually crushed bleached skeletons of Red Coralline seaweed (also known as Maërl). These collect into underwater beds which provide shelter for marine animals  and  young scallops in particular. When fragments of it are washed up on the beach they are dried and bleached by the…

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