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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

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:48:57
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:47:12
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • 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!