Congrats to @nerdboy386 for blogging about wildlife everyday for a year! You can read his @BBCSpringwatch post here: https://t.co/8e9hJWZqH5— Chris Packham (@ChrisGPackham) November 18, 2015
11-yr-old @nerdboy386 just finished 365 days of nature blogging – massive achievement https://t.co/6M6YseH8Em pic.twitter.com/mZifGLFMB7— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 18, 2015
Thank you so much Chris and BBC Earth! Really appreciate the tweets :-)
|Getting in close in spite of thistles for a close up.|
Doing it everyday has been a real challenge at times, it's really worked its way into my brain. Mum and Dad told me a funny story about one night when I was sleeping and they came into check on me, as I stirred I actually said www.yearofnature.blogspot.com in my sleep. I didn't do this just one but ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS!!!!! Sooo, yeah. It's obviously got its way into my psyche.
|This was tricky - but got a great shot!|
|Up close to a Humming bird Hawkmoth|
|Camping and early mornings - hmmm - yes it is worth it!|
I've mainly stayed in the North to do my blog but did go on some trips to other areas. Birdfair was one example that was great fun. I've done a bit more camping this year because of this. That's great fun, love the camp fires, not so keen on the early mornings but it is worth it once I'm up and out. Bird ringing especially means early starts but it's wonderful to do and gets you so close to the birds, you really see them in a different way to looking through binoculars, see really small details.
|Where it all started - in the audience at Unsprung :-)|
It is a very hard to actually write the posts themselves because I have to think of what I've already covered and then find one to cover in the first place, do all the research, process the photos etc. There have been a few occasions where I have done a full post and then Dad sees it and we realise that I have already done that particular species. That's quite annoying!
|Family bird watching, |
Dad, Me and Esme, from Mum's iPhone
I'm thinking of challenges like trying to get to all the nature reserves in Yorkshire, but I've got to get Dad's taxi onside for that one - it's a big place and I haven't counted all of the reserves yet!
I've got a new birdwatching companion too, Esme, she's very good and just watches everything with us, no barking at all which is brilliant!
|Close encounter of the Beetle kind.|
Hope you enjoyed,