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.

Out for a ramble

We went out to the river this morning. It dries up in the summer so we went to save the tadpoles, toadpoles and sticklebacks. We collected them in a bucket and moved them to deeper water.

Dad took this picture of the sun shining in the pine forest.

This Large Red Damselfly was sun bathing next to the pond in my garden.

These hover flies were next to the pond too.

We found this spider down by the river, its called Tetragnatha extensa. Look at the picture closely and you can see an aphid and the spines on the stingy nettle.

My brother spotted this cool Crab Spider.
More shiny Dock Beetles

A Green Tortoise Bug

Some cool flies..

 This Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

And when we were wandering around we found some wild strawberries to snack on, yes they were lush.

And in the garden compost bin something from the list was lurking....Ants, and now they are ticked off the list!

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