I am trying to be more active, to get a bit fitter in readiness for 2016 and if nothing else our garden is getting more of an autumn clearing than usual!
i have taken the opportunity to give up lots of regular commitments so that my time is free to enjoy planned trips away and to be able to just dash off if something interesting flies in. My memory doesn’t stretch far enough back to remember a time when I had nothing I was responsible for and I must admit it is a rather good feeling! I will undoubtedly be ready to resume some of them again after my year spent galavanting!
my imagination has been soaring ahead as I wonder what I will see next year. How many birds, moths, reptiles, mammals etc might be on my lists? I thought it would be fun to ask you to make a guess, before I begin how many different living creatures do you think I will see and identify?
I am advised that I should be aiming for 300 birds (I have only once seen over 200 in a year but of course 2016 is special), we have only been mothing since June and have had 196 different ones so far so I hope that gives you an idea of the numbers that we may see in a year. Other insects etc (only counting ones I can I’d) and then there are the mammals, reptiles, amphibians, well your guess is as good as any ones.
So add them all up and what is the total species you think I might see?
not sure what I am guessing yet but it will be good to set myself a target.
please leave your guess in the comments here and may the best man/woman/child win! Who knows I may even find a little prize on my travels 😉