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Day 9 – 30 Days Wild

BBC Wildlife magazine in the Wild
BBC Wildlife magazine in the Wild

A relaxed day again – I’m at work from tomorrow until Saturday.  I took the scenic route to a meadow/stretch of Greenbelt which is my location of today’s 30 Days Wild!

A long the way I came across Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Robin, heard Blackcaps singing and saw a family of Blue Tits – I even observed a Swallow flying low round a field catching lunch, most likely for it’s chicks.

I eventually arrived at my chosen ‘site’, where for half an hour I would read this months issue of BBC Wildlife magazine.

Where I sat and read
Where I chose to sit and read

I had Swifts screeching above me, Linnets fleeting about, various insects buzzing and jumping around me, plus the sound of the breeze through the trees/flora.  It was great!

I read up to page 17
I read up to page 17

What I like about what I’ve read so far:

  • Suggestions on what wildlife to see, for example Puffins, Daubenton’s Bats and Harbour Seals (the latter being my favourite animals).
  • Advice on Honeybee swarms and some science behind climbing plants, with the main focus being on Honeysuckle (again, one of my favourites).
  • A newly discovered clue to the origin of language, from studies on Lar Gibbons in Thailand, Giant Tortoises preferring fruits of invasive species on The Galápagos Islands and a explanation on Convergent Evolution. 

Thanks for reading 😀

4 thoughts on “Day 9 – 30 Days Wild”

  1. Another fantastic blog post! Sounds like a great magazine… I’d be very interested in what it had to say in the articles on climbing plants, language and evolution. You couldn’t have picked a better place to read! Keep on getting wild! 🙂 x

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