Alex, aged 12. This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially badgers, hares and Kingfishers.
I have now stopped blogging on this account but I will leave it running.
Look at my new blog at www.appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com
Here are some of my favourite photos that I have taken.
Some of my favourite photos
Monday, 4 August 2014
Dry Sandford pits
Dry Sandford Pits is one of my favourite nature reserves on my local patch.
After a walk through woodland it opens up to a large disused sandpit area that looks like dinosaurs could still roam around.
Many dragonflies zip through the air and the water seems alive with bugs.
We once saw Great crested newts here.
A large patch of water lillies covers one side of the pond, while the steep sandy banks are covered with rabbit holes and you can see the layers of sand and limestone that show where this area was once sea.
Apparantly the cliffs contain coral and fossils, but I haven't seen any.