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30 Days Wild Challenge

Can you do something wild every day in June? The 30 Days Wild Challenge is organised by the UK’s Wildlife Trust but you don’t have to live in the UK to join in. All it involves is paying attention to wildlife every day throughout the entire month of June. Listen to birdsong, walk in the woods or take your laptop outside when you’re writing up a report or sweating over your latest novel. In fact, you can do anything that gets you closer to nature. Surrey Wildlife Trust’s (SWT) patron, the Oscar-winning actress  Dame Judi Dench, has appeared in a...

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Wild Wednesday – Bank Vole

Yesterday was so overcast that we gave up looking for anything exciting to photograph and started making our way back to the car for a coffee when this little fella popped out of his home to say hello. I only spotted him because the ground was uneven and I was watching where to put my feet. This little bank vole is no more than two inches long and the cutest rodent you’ll ever find. His home is under tree roots and when he first met my gaze he watched me take a few shots before scurrying away. To my surprise,...

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Wild Wednesday – Swan on Frensham Little Pond

I quite often visit Frensham Little Pond to photograph the wildlife and mull over the plot of my current novel in progress, Murder in the Meadow. One day the two guys I was with helped out by enacting a car chase scene, each one being a car and running along the track then bumping into each other to work out how the cars would move and what might happen. Passers-by thought we were totally bonkers as we argued, discussed and got quite heated over the details. “It’s okay, she’s a writer!” they explained, which resulted in smiles and various pleasant...

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Wild Wednesday – Photo Interlude

I’m a writer, I love words, but I also take photos, mostly of wildlife and the countryside. So I thought it would be fun to share one of my recent photos from my Instagram feed. View this post on Instagram Not one hoverfly but two, having some fun on a blade of grass by the side of the road. #jaketalbotinvestigates #JTI #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writerslife #hoverfly #kings_insects #naturelovers_gr #naturephotoportal #macro_x #macro_holic #macro_uk #macro_secrets #macro_perfection #macro_captures #macronature #flowersandmacro #ig_macro #amazingcaptures #macro_freaks #macrogram #macro_holic #lovethis #insect #bugsex #instamacro #ig_bug A post shared by Toni Allen Author (@listansus) on Jun 28, 2016 at 10:22am...