To celebrate, I bought a birthday cake (technically a Strawberry Charlotte) from the patisserie in town:
When I started this blog 12 months ago, the focus was on the nearby water vole coloney. But it soon became an incentive to get out and explore the locality more, eventually finding evidence of badgers and otters less than a quarter of mile from where I live. I've also taken an interest in what I've found in my own garden, becoming fascinated by the ever expanding range of microscopic creatures that live in the garden.
Hopefully in the next 12 months I may explore further upstream - I would like to find the source of the ock in the wessex downs and maybe take look at some of it's tributaries including sandford and letcombe brooks as well as some of the other water ways in Abingdon - the river stert for example.
I also now feel part of the sizeable and diverse Abingdon blogs and have a small role in the multitude of wildlife blogs out there and I'd like to thank everyone who has read and commented on my blog.