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Need a good hedgehog activity, Hedgeina? I read about a good one in the Autumn issue of Wildlife Watch magazine.

Make Your Own Animal Footprint Trap
Fill a low-sided tray with damp sand, smooth it our flat and put it in a likely place outside. Put a bowl of cat or dog food in the middle and leave it overnight, then come back and see if it's had any visitors. I tried it and got cat and squirrel footprints!

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Mushrooms! Mushrooms everywhere!

Have you seen any amazing toadstools? So far I've found red ones with spots, gooey ones that melt into sludge, smelly ones that are all sticky and huge spongey ones under the trees.

Fungi is fantastic!

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Mmmm - delicious blackberries!

They're all over the place at the moment and I've been tucking in. You should see my nose, it's gone purple with all the juice.

Hope I don't get a tummy ache...

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Saw my first flock of geese of the year yesterday evening. They were flying in a giant V-shape across the sky, honking all the way.

Do you think that means that autumn is almost here?

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Well done to everyone who has signed our Petition Fish so far - you're doing your bit to help save our seas! I've been getting all my badger friends to sign it too (although some of them need a bit of help typing their name on the keyboard).

And to all you sunflower growers out there - don't forget to send in your entries for your chance to win a bird feeding kit. You just need to take a picture of yourself next to your sunflower and send it in with its measurements to watchcomps@wildlifetrusts.org

Good luck!

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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!