About Me

My name is Megan Shersby and I am a naturalist, blogger and bookworm.

As a young conservationist and naturalist, I am a member of a fantastic group called A Focus On Nature, and I am a committee member as their Online and Social Media Manager.

I admit to being an improving amateur in many areas of wildlife ID and knowledge, there is just so much out there! However, I am a strong advocate that you can never stop learning, and you should never stop learning.

You can also find me on Twitter, but consider yourself warned in advance that I tweet a lot about wildlife, as well as Game Of Thrones, Bake Off and my cat.

Latest Blog Posts

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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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#30DaysWild - Day 3

Like the first two days of June, Day 3 was grey and drizzly first thing in the morning. And it didn't change all day, except for occasionally giving us a break from the drizzle every now and then. Fortunately, we were doing the perfect thing…
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#30DaysWild - Day 2

  Oops, day 2 passed without me posting my 30 Days Wild! However, I did go out and connect with nature on Day 2. In fact, I even managed to do it before work! I was at Wimpole early yesterday, so I went for a short walk around one of…
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