I’m passionate about wildlife. In this blog I share some of my wild adventures, thoughts, photos and occasional rants. I live in the Surrey hills in the south of England. I volunteer as a dormouse monitor and a river warden, and take part in the BTO’s Garden Birdwatch survey. I’m in the process of turning my garden into a mini wildlife oasis. I’m also a bit of a data nerd, so sometimes share stats about wildlife.
In 2014 I started a challenge to see every type of British animal. Many of my posts relate to adventures I have had as part of that challenge. And in 2015 I started a monthly Photography Challenge, to push myself beyond my photographic comfort zone.
If you’re new to this blog, have a look at the Best of the Wild South page to see some of the highlights.
Comments on my blog posts are welcome, particularly if they contain ideas for new ways to improve my wildlife garden, or see new species!
PS. I blog because I love wildlife, and want to write about that. I'm really touched when people let me know they like my blog, but I don't 'do' the whole 'blog awards' thing, as I want to keep my blog focused on wildlife, rather than on the process of blogging. So I sincerely thank anyone who has considered nominating me for an award, but please be aware I don't accept them.
13 thoughts on “About Wild South”
I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
More about this nomination is at
Thanks for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award, dearkitty1. That’s very kind of you, and I’m glad you think my blog is versatile!
I’m still new to blogging, so not entirely sure about the etiquette around this, and I don’t want to cause any offence, but I don’t think I can accept. I don’t even know 15 other bloggers to nominate, and it does seem a bit like an old fashioned chain letter. I really want to keep my blog focused on wildlife, rather than the process of blogging, so don’t want to do a whole post devoted to an award (unless the Nobel Prize committee finally get around to recognising my contribution to world peace!).
Anyway, thanks very much for nominating me – I appreciate it, and hope you will continue to enjoy my blog, as I enjoy yours.
Thanks for your kind words!
Of course, all nominees are completely free in this 🙂
Thanks for liking my post. Your blog and mine are clearly kindred spirits! I am jealous that you have a hedgehog in your garden, mine would be hedgehog heaven if only the poor blighters could climb over all the neighbours garden fences.
Thanks! I really enjoy reading your blog.
I’m amazed what gaps hedgehogs can squeeze through, as without seeing it I wouldn’t have thought they could make it to our garden past all the fences…
It is my honor and privilege to nominate your blog for the Awesome Blog Content Award. If you already have the award, please excuse my mistake and accept the nomination as a sincere statement of my appreciation for your excellent work.
I posted the requirements for the award on my website: http://garryrogers.com. They are in the second post on my home page.
Thank you so much for nominating me for this award. It’s very kind of you, and I’m glad you think my blog has ‘Awesome Content’!
I’m afraid I can’t accept the award – I have very little time for blogging, so have decided not to take part in the whole awards thing. But I’m very touched that you nominated me.
Thank you so much.
Many Thanks for the follow back at naturestimeline, it is much appreciated.
I’ve enjoyed looking at the bits I’ve seen of your blog. Your list of other bloggers is a very good resource. I look forward to exploring naturestimeline more!
Thanks for following and liking my blog!
Ditto, Many Thanks for the follow at UKbirdingtimeline, it is much appreciated.
As promised, I’ve mentioned your blog in passing here, I hope it brings you some much deserved followers.
That’s really kind of you. I’m not sure I’ve ever been referred to as a ‘young gun’ before! It’s also really good to hear about the other bloggers you recommend as well – I’ll certainly take a look at their work.
Many thanks and best wishes for a wild and wonderful 2016,