About Me

I am a naturalist, bookworm, cat owner and occasional blogger.

I live in Bristol, where I am attempting to create a wildlife-friendly garden. As I rent and my garden is covered in pebbles, this means I am somewhat limited to pots and raised beds, but I live in hope!

I am also on Instagram and Twitter.

Latest Blog Posts

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#30DaysWild - Days 24 - 30

I had a manic few days to finish off the month of June and thus 30 Days Wild - pond dipping, moth trapping, butterfly chasing ... the usual stuff really. Rather than go through all 6 days, I have included the highlights below. Day 24 https://twitter.com/MeganShersby/status/746288139463950336 Day…
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#30DaysWild - Day 23

Another day at Wicken Fen today with another school group. I was leading two of their activities today: pond dipping and a guided walk on the Fen. However in other news, this week is National Insect Week and today I published my post…
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#30DaysWild - Days 15 - 22

Ok, so I fell behind somewhat on my #30DaysWild blogging - oops! Not to worry though, I have been connecting with nature every day despite being busy with work, AFON bits and pieces, and general life stuff. I won't go into every single wild…
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#30DaysWild - Day 14

I was at Wicken Fen again today, and I wasn't actually pond dipping! Instead I was leading the sessions on minibeast hunting for a local school. We went pretended to be centipedes and millipedes - at one I was the centipede's prey, and we…
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#30DaysWild - Day 13

I was back at Wicken Fen today and in charge of 110 children! Fortunately they were ever so well-behaved and not too loud. I was doing the pond dipping sessions with them, and one of the children caught a dragonfly nymph that had started to…
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#30DaysWild - Day 12

First thing in the morning meant the usual task for this time of year (i.e. spring to autumn) - looking in the moth trap! We had many of the normal species, including a face-full of Diamond-backed moths (Plutella xylostella). They are literally…
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#30DaysWild - Days 8 - 11

It's proving difficult to blog every day for 30 Days Wild this year, but there is no need to worry. I am most definitely still connecting with nature every day! Day 8 https://twitter.com/MeganShersby/status/740638715475832833 I actually…
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#30DaysWild - Days 6 & 7

My first act of going wild on Day 6 started early when I released this Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) into my garden. I had originally collected it as a caterpillar back in Dorset in September / October. Since then, I had been carefully…
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#30DaysWild - Days 4 & 5

There isn't much to show for Day 4 as I spend much of the day out in the garden without my phone or camera. However, I did pop out for a bit and I saw a family of Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) on the river. Look at how cute and fluffy the cygnets…
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