Day 10 – 30 Days Wild

Most of the day was chilly & grey, but when there was a warm sunny spell, the Bees came out in force to feed on the Cranesbill Geraniums etc in the garden ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒธ

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Day 9 – 30 Days Wild

Today I did try to get better footage of the House Sparrows, but they weren’t playing ball ๐Ÿ˜…

So when I noticed some interesting Black Garden Ant behaviour, I decided to focus on them instead today ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Day 7 – 30 Days Wild

For a couple of weeks, since the bottom part of the flowerbed was dug over, I have observed House Sparrows having sand / dust baths & I thought to myself, I must get footage of this!

My attempts failed, at first, because they either didn’t turn up or I had just missed them, or it was raining ๐Ÿ˜…

However, today I thought I would give it another go and within about 5 minutes into recording they showed up & I got footage! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

I plan on getting closer & better footage very soon!

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Day 5 – 30 Days Wild

After a lovely walk around my local wood & a wee heritage site, I got back to find a beautiful Butterfly basking in the sun, in the garden, & I managed get some lovely footage of it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Gotta love Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿ’š

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Day 4 – 30 Days Wild

On Monday, whilst walking passed some Foxgloves with my Mom up the Waseley Hills Country Park, I remembered that we had some seeds at the back of one of the kitchen cupboards ๐Ÿ˜‰

Digitalis purpurea – Waseley Hills Country Park
Today that’s exactly what I did! ๐Ÿ’ฎ

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Day 3 – 30 Days Wild

Today I awoke to the sound of rain, so of course there was only one thing for me to do…

I also got an ID for the Spider from yesterday ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

It is an Araniella sp. Also known as a Cucumber Spider ๐Ÿฅ’ (Thank you Emma Woolley)

From Googling, I suspect it’s an Araniella opisthographa ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ But you can only determine that by having it under a microscope (cheers Rory Dimond & Luke Anderson) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 1 – 30 Days Wild

It’s that time of year again! To do something nature related & connect with the natural world every day in June, a “Random Act of Wildness” – as suggested by The Wildlife Trusts.

This morning I got up at 4pm to listen to the Dawn Chorus ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฆ ๐ŸŽถ (Then went back to sleep ๐Ÿ˜†).

Yesterday I saw a lovely species of Moth in the Garden, for the first time, so I have included a video of that video too! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿฆ‹

In the early evening I went for a lovely walk with my Mom, around the Waseley Hills Country Park ๐Ÿž๏ธ โค๏ธ

You can make out the Malvern Hills AONB in the distance ๐Ÿ˜

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About Me

Just a (very) short one, to say: ย Finally! ย I have an ‘About Me‘ page! ๐Ÿ˜€ ย I’ve decided I will be gradually turning my WordPress into my website, so it becomes more than just a blog!

In the past I used Webs, I believe my website there was looking ‘dated’ and I no longer do anything branded Nature On Screenย – so I stopped using that site. ย Eventually Canned Wildlife will look great!

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017

Last year I did separate videos of my interviews with the at gardening celebs / presenters and garden designers.

This year I thought it would be better to edit the interviews etc of the show, into one video and that’s exactly what I’ve done in the short video below:

You can see last years videos by clicking: here!

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Video

Wind-back Wednesday, to June 2016

I think ‘Wind-back Wednesday’ should be more of a trend on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and of course, WordPress.ย  It’ll be for those that cannot wait until Thursday (for Throwback Thursday)ย  #WindbackWednesday orย  #WBWย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway…ย  I realised I hadn’t updated my blog in a while and I didn’t share my completed videos of my reporting at BBC Gardener’s World back in June, all of which I have included in this post.

Owen Morgan (Gold/ Best Show Garden) from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Adam Frost from BBC Gardener’s World:

My planting advice and Julie Haylock (Gold / Best Border Garden):

Bee Experience – Clive Joyce from British Bee Keeping Association (BBKA):ย 

My interview with Lucy Hall, Editor of BBC Gardener’s World Magazine:

Thanksย  ๐Ÿ™‚