Appletons Wildlife Diary – Wildflower meadows

Wildflower meadows words by Alex White This week saw the first National Meadows Day. Lots of events to celebrate our wildflower meadows went on around the country, but I decided to visit the one local to me. Over 97% of wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930’s. That is 7.5 million acres of lost [...]

Appletons Wildlife Diary – Letters from young naturalists

Letters from young naturalists words by Alex White This week I went to visit a class of young naturalists in a Primary school in Oxford. They were an amazing group of children full of enthusiasm and knowledge. Each one either brought in an object for the Nature Table or had a question about wildlife for [...]

Appletons Wildlife Diary – The Raven

The Raven words by Alex White A few facts about Raven’s. Ravens mate for life and live in pairs in a territory. Young raven’s live together in flocks, until they mate and pair off. The Raven’s lifespan is between 25 and 30 years In the UK there are breeding 7,400 pairs Ravens raise only one [...]

Appletons Wildlife Diary – Wildflower Meadow

Wildflower Meadow words by Alex White At the weekend, as a break from studying, I spent an hour sat taking photos in a wildflower meadow. An hour passed by very quickly while watching the Red Kites and Buzzards soar high on the thermals and butterflies flitting from flower to flower. Only some of the early [...]