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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Bugs For My Birthday

It was my birthday at the beginning of this week - not a big birthday, but a high enough number to make me realise that 30 is creeping closer. Although to be honest, I'm quite excited. They (the mysterious 'They'!) say that your thirties are…

We're All Going To The Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

A hen do in London meant that I visited an old workplace of mine, ZSL London Zoo, for an afternoon. I should specify, it wasn't my own hen do! It was a superb afternoon (and hen do in general), and it was very nostalgic for me. Particularly…
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Hare Again, And Again

After last week's literal 'Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow', I was keeping a keen eye on the fields of Wimpole Estate for some live and happy Brown Hares (Lepus europaeus). Before that though, Matt and I found another hare on the road. Unlike last…
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Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow

Sadly the title of this blog post is very literal. Late on an evening this week Matt and I were driving back home when we spotted a Brown Hare by the side of the road. We knew immediately that something must be wrong as it wasn't moving, but…
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Insects In Unexpected Places

My wildlife adventures this week turned away from the typical ventures at nature reserves, towards indoor exploration. Matt and I spent a day with my family at the Science Museum and then the V&A Museum, to celebrate a birthday. I am always…
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Owl have some of that!

I was going to write a post introducing you to the garden at the new house – the little beasties that I have found whilst digging up the vegetable patch, the birds on my new garden bird list and the Lepidoptera that I’ve found hibernating…
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An Update

Moving house has been fun. However, it has also been stressful, taken up all my free time and at times, it has created difficulties for me as I struggle with the winter blues and the ongoing issue of depression and exhaustion. Particularly when…
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Back From My Break

You'll have noticed I have had a bit of break from blogging, initially due to exhaustion  / depression (thanks for the kind words), then finding out that I need to move house and thus beginning the stress of finding somewhere new, packing and…
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A Review Of My 2015 Wildlife Resolutions.

Completed See 2 new species of butterfly. I went beyond the necessary for this resolution, managing to see at least four times as many. However, the first two were particularly wonderful, with the first being a Grizzled Skipper in mid-April,…
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