I’ve been a bit lapse over the past week with blogging about my wild adventures. It’s been a hectic week with working in Peterborough, general life and my car breaking down which meant lack of transport and staying with my parents much of the week while car was fixed. And I had no access to my laptop or decent internet (curse of living in the country). So I’m sorry dear followers and readers for my inactivity! I’ve still been fairly successful at being a bit wild everyday, however. Here’s a bit of an overview of what I’ve been up to.
I’ve been researching wild local events and outdoor volunteering I could get involved in, especially with the local Wildlife Trusts (I’m surrounded by three!). Also found lots of habitat restoring/creation volunteering with Froglife. I found out about some local groups and a Red Kite talk. There’s also lots of events at Rutland Water such as bird ringing, which I’m really keen to get involved in.
I’ve been gathering some natural things for my 30 Days Wild ‘nature table’.
Most of my wild time this week came from just being in the countryside at home with my family. They have a wonderful big garden and an overgrown orchard (after all the trees were removed). I love just being in it, playing with the many dogs!
The best wild part of the past few days was last night when walking home from the pub with my housemate. We came across a hedgehog in the middle of the pavement, just trundling along! Wonderful! He was gorgeous and adorable, I’ve never ever seen a hedgehog that close before. Only ever glimpsed them in the distance or seen dead ones. This was such a thrill, made my week (or month!) Sadly we didn’t manage a photo as it was too dark for our phones.