Hi, I'm Rudi, i'm 8 years old and my favourite book is 'Tarka the Otter' by Henry Williamson. Its about the life of an otter named Tarka and British Wildlife. One night i was reading the book with my dad and i said that i wanted to see all the animals in the book, he said i should do it and call it the Tarka Challenge. My Tarka Challenge started on 1st January 2012. The book contains 89 birds, 54 land based animals, 120 plants and 56 aquatic organisms.

The rules are simple, i must either see each thing myself or photograph it using my trail camera. I will try and see each thing on my local patch (Ogmore River Catchment) but may need to look somewhere else in Britain.

Wildlife Trust Walk

We went on a walk with our Wildlife Trust Group to look at some plants with a local botanist (plant expert). We saw lots of interesting things and some lovely frogs

Common Frog


And another

And more
This plant is called Butterwort and eats insects

A Glow worm larva

Flowering Bog Bean

A female Orange tip butterfly

A Nursery Web Spider which wouldn't stay still for a photograph.
It was a really interesting morning out and i really enjoyed it.

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