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Videos of Barn Swallows from Bird’s Eye Perspective Show Their Beautiful Plumage

The Barn Swallows ((Hirundo Rustica) are a familiar sight to many people. These amazing aerial acrobats are skilled in catching flying insects like a boss and over the centuries, have become habituated to living near humans. The birds migrate to warm climates for winter, but upon their return, they frequently fly above our heads with … Continue reading “Videos of Barn Swallows from Bird’s Eye Perspective Show Their Beautiful Plumage”

Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes

After successfully defending her den from an aggressive fox who intruded upon her dwelling, the Smiley Vixen seems to be living the time in her new den up. Latest trail cam footage shows her still wearing her signature permanent smile on the face, as she goes out and in the burrow to do her daily … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes”

Trail Cam Footage of European Badger Pair Outside Their Sett

Not too long ago, a rare event happened at the sett of the badger pair which I have been monitoring for about a year, whereby a large boar intruded upon the dwelling of the pair to mate with the sow. The mating in fact took place and my trail camera stationed at the sett was … Continue reading “Trail Cam Footage of European Badger Pair Outside Their Sett”

Early Morel (Verpa Bohemica) Season Is Here – How to Identify This Edible Mushroom

Today I’m taking you mushroom picking and we’re after Early Morels. Alongside True Morels, Early Morels are among the first substantial edible mushrooms of the year (unlike Scarlet Elf Cups, which are also early season mushrooms, but very scarce and rather small, and thus unsubstantial). They grow in early spring and are delicious. They can … Continue reading “Early Morel (Verpa Bohemica) Season Is Here – How to Identify This Edible Mushroom”

Intruding Fox Aggressively Attacks Smiley Vixen and Her Den

Smiley vixen has only recently made her home in the newly dug den beside the sett of the injured badger. She barely had enough time to get used to her new home, and her den already got attacked by an intruder. Even though she’s younger and smaller than the intruding fox, the Vixen defended her … Continue reading “Intruding Fox Aggressively Attacks Smiley Vixen and Her Den”

Trail Cam Footage of European Badgers After Early Spring Snow

After the intrusion of the large boar who sought to mate with the resident sow, the sett of the badger pair calmed down a little and things somewhat returned to normal. At least for the time being and at least so it would seem. Because winters now get colder than they used to and because … Continue reading “Trail Cam Footage of European Badgers After Early Spring Snow”

Early Spring Rain Draws Out Slugs, Dung Beetle and Fire Salamander

By looking at the calendar, one sees it’s the late April, so technically Spring. However the weather says it’s still Winter. It still freezes over night, and daytime temperatures barely hang above zero. Nevertheless, we just got an early spring rain and as I walked through the woods afterwards, I encountered previously familiar sights which … Continue reading “Early Spring Rain Draws Out Slugs, Dung Beetle and Fire Salamander”

Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) – Hardy Bushes in Full Bloom

Even though I filmed this video very early in the season, when hardly anything else blooms, leastways not among the trees and bushes, Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa), also known as “Sloe” in England is all out. Yet in my climate, even though it’s technically already Spring, we get at best +6 degrees Celsius during the day, … Continue reading “Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) – Hardy Bushes in Full Bloom”

Smiley Vixen – Fox Who Dug Den Beside Injured Badger Hole Finally Captured on Camera

The mystery of the newly dug den beside the sett of the injured badger, which had me scratching my head since I discovered it, has finally been solved. How It Started I have been going to the location of the Injured Badger’s sett for weeks, and filmed a number of episodes there. They became the … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen – Fox Who Dug Den Beside Injured Badger Hole Finally Captured on Camera”

Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara) – How I Harvest and Use the Medicinal Plant for Health

I want to tell you about the herb which has a documented medicinal use going as far back as Ancient Greece or the Roman Empire. The herb is Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara). Coltsfoot Identification Coltsfoot is an early season plant which usually blooms between March and April. It’s perennial, meaning it grows year after year from … Continue reading “Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara) – How I Harvest and Use the Medicinal Plant for Health”