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It's been very frosty here this week. I love the frost! I've been out every night trampling about on the crunchy frozen grass. It chills my toes but I love it! I've been listening to the tawny owls calling to each other too. They hoot so much at this time of year! And have you seen the stars? There have been no clouds, just hundreds of twinkling lights in the sky. Amazing! Dark cold nights are great!

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Yesterday I’d just settled down to eat a lovely bowl full of slug stew when suddenly I heard some great thundering footsteps outside. It was like an earthquake! I jumped so much that my hot stew was sloshed all down my tummy! Disaster! When I went to see what was happening, there were three deer outside. They were magnificent creatures with shiny brown coats and enormous antlers. I watched them quietly for a few minutes before a sudden gust of wind rattled the trees and off they galloped through the undergrowth again.

Of course, my stew was ruined and I had to make do with worms on toast, but I didn’t mind, because deer are amazing!

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I’ve been out playing with the beautiful fallen leaves this week. There are so many amazing colours, I’ve had LOADS of fun! Look what I made! I think it looks a bit like a sunflower. I’m going out again today to make something different, perhaps a rainbow or maybe even a badger!

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It’s been a damp week here so I’ve had great fun looking at all the cobwebs. Every morning they have been covered in tiny glistening dew drops, making then really easy to spot. I never knew there were so many spiders and cobwebs, I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds! Those spiders are pretty clever to weave such wonderful webs don’t you think? I’ve spotted a few flies too that weren’t so clever and have been caught up in the silken threads! I think I might try to take some photos of the webs this week because they are just so beautiful.

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Yesterday I was walking along the edge of the wood when I suddenly heard a strange sound coming from the sky. It sounded a bit like ‘kee-aww, kee-aww’. When I looked up I discovered that there was a pair of buzzards circling overhead, calling out to each other! They soared up higher and higher with their huge wings, it was an awesome sight. Today I’ve seen them again! Maybe they are moving in to the wood. How exciting!

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comments

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-22 17:23:49
    • Chaffuea

    Well I don't know whether these are spring flowers but I've seen a few daffodils around my house Swiftafa. Well also I went into town through Farnham Park and I wasn't on the look out or anything and I probably missed some but I didn't find any. Maybe next time I go into town I'll be looking for them and I might see some. Thanks for the advice Swiftafa.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-02-20 14:21:17
    • Swiftafa

    hi , who`s seen first signs of spring? i have seen lots of snowdrops in our church grounds and in gardens near my home . Chaffuea, try looking in gardens for snowdrops or in your local park. theres a lot around so happy spotting. you dont need to live near snow. i`ve seen purple and orange crocuses in gardens and grape hyacinth too. we have daisies and lesser celandines on the lawns of our flats. i saw my first honey bee last sunday at sandwell park farm and on tuesday i saw a poor bumble bee almost dead in a street nearby. birdsong is changing too especially the robin. yipeeee! spring is a comin! Cloakilus try going out at dusk to see badgers find a place to hide , wrap up warm and wait! take someone with you. be patient --you may be lucky. best places are woodland as well as some gardens. let me know if you see one cos i havent seen one in the wild yet

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-18 14:17:32
    • Chaffuea

    I can't seem to find any snow drops anywhere and I don't live near snow.

  • Collaragri
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:52:13
    • Collaragri

    I have found some snowdrops in my back garden and i put them in my wildlife watchers handbook.

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:30:59
    • Duckulla

    Snow drops are popping up all over the place at our house too.

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-14 17:23:04
    • Chaffuea

    I've never actually seen a Kingfisher in real life! I wish I was there with you!

  • Magwing
    • Date: 2014-02-12 18:59:01
    • Magwing

    i love badgers blog its soooooooooooo intresting

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-06 17:33:06
    • Chaffuea

    This is kind of about wildlife but it's not totally about wildlife! Basically, today we had a letter (which people could choose whether they could have one or not) and as soon as they mentioned wildlife I was extremely interested but I could see by other peoples faces that they weren't interested. (The letter was about this Forest Ranger Competition at Alice Holt.) As I've told you nobody was much interested except me but as soon as the teacher explained that the prize would be a £100 voucher for go ape adventure and a two night stay on one of 15 Camping in the forest sites almost everybody wanted it. I know this sounds silly but they did only want it because of the prize, but luckily I wanted it because it was about wildlife but I've got to admit I was attracted by the prize to be honest!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-06 17:24:14
    • Chaffuea

    Hi, today when I was at school my teacher (whilst during maths) thought she saw a Woodpecker but it was actually a Jay on our school field! Then she said that you do find quite a few funny birds coming onto our field!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-06 17:13:22
    • Chaffuea

    Yesterday, when I was walking to school with my friend, she saw a small green frog on the pavement and my friends mum said it was probably coming to nest in a pond near by!