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Exciting news everyone!

Our friend Chris Packham is going to be on Blue Peter on Thursday 31 January and you can send in your questions for him about winter wildlife. Have a look on the homepage to find out how.

I'm going to ak him what his favourite UK animal is. I'm sure he'll say it's the badger...

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Wow wow wow! Have you seen the cool new LEGO competition?

You have to build a UK minibeast out of LEGO and then send in a picture. The winner gets some awesome LEGO Monster Fighters sets. Have a look on the homepage to find out more.

I love LEGO and I love minibeasts, so I'm going to have a go. But what should I make? An earthworm? Maybe a beetle? So many choices!

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Grr, what is that loud noise? It keeps waking me up! It sounds like someone screeching, but I bet it's one of those big pink birds. I've been seeing more and more of them around lately digging about in the leaves.

They look like they're collecting acorns. When they find one they fly off with it in their beak. Maybe they're stashing them somewhere? My friend Solar says they are jays and that they are really busy in the autumn. Have you seen one?

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I keep seeing lots of big dragonflies fluttering about when I go on my walks. It's nice to see them late in the year like this, as well as all the butterflies that suddenly seem to have arrived. Perhaps they're make the most of things before winter gets here!

Here's one I spotted the other day that let me get really close. It was sitting on a branch and didn't seem to mind me taking its picture. I had to sneak up very slowly and quietly though - not easy when you have four feet to worry about, I can tell you.

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Hooray! I've done it! It took me a little while and some hard work, but I finally got there. I've got my Hedgehog award!!

I can see some of you guys are way ahead of me and already working towards your Kestrel award. I'm going to contact my local Trust and ask them to send me the things I need to start mine. I can't wait!

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comments

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:30:50
    • Ospreyas

    Last night I was looking out my bedroom window and I saw a Fox nipping past .It was at 11:00 and it had a big bushy tail.

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:29:31
    • Ospreyas

    Last night I was looking out my bedroom window and I saw a Fox nipping past .It was at 11:00 and it had a big bushy tail

  • Wigeonugru
    • Date: 2013-12-04 18:35:48
    • Wigeonugru

    I saw a few scrapes and some torn out fur on the grass in a local park yesterday, obviously rabbits fighting. What would they be fighting about, though, at this time of year? My teacher said he's known them to have kittens as late as December in a wool bale, how territorial are the bucks though? (We human does are generally more civilised, but I don't have any rabbit friends)

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:27
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:26
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:25
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:23
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:17
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Whinchaca
    • Date: 2013-11-30 14:02:51
    • Whinchaca

    there are lots of cool things i didnt know, thanks to wildlife watch i have learned more than i thought.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2013-11-25 14:13:28
    • Swiftafa

    hi , just had 2 great trips back home to wales . first was on sunday nov 17 when i went to RSPB Conway with sutton coldfield rspb group. early start at 7am and got there about 10.15am . we had a great day , saw lots of waterfowl and waders including the elusive water rail . great view. weather was great too and i got some bara brith and welsh cakes from the cafe. two days later my friend and i were at lake Vyrnwy in mid wales and we had snow flurries , saw snow on the mountains and at lower ground too , i was a mutt---i left my camera at home so couldnt take any snowy pics! the sun was out , sky blue and it was so beaurtiful.. in the hide we saw lots of small birds on the feeders such as siskin , great,blue ,marsh and coal tits, chaffinches , robin, nuthatch, and saw pheasants on the ground too , we had lunch in the cafe and went to the rspb shop where i found enough snow for snowballs!. we went over the dam and saw 2 ravens and a redkite circling overhead. we drove round the lake as someone told us dippers had been seen but sadly we didnt see them. we had had a great day. i have seen a small hedgehog outside on the grass and was concerned about as it should have hibernated by now. and may not survuive the winter. however i havent seen it lately so maybe at last it has hibernated .. i did see a squashed hedgehog up the road on way to church on sunday morning so hope it wasnt that little one i had seen last week.. any one else seen any late hedgehogs?