Using Wildlife to Learn

One of my greatest loves and passions is spending time with the younger generation, sharing the natural world with them. I have been a teacher for over 25 years and my current job… Continue reading

Shetland 2015 – Day 7 Sunny St Ninian’s & Sumburgh Head

Shetland is an isle of contrasts… you can often see just about all weather conditions in a matter of hours. We have been incredibly lucky this week and have had cold but bright… Continue reading

Shetland 2015 – Day 6 Hermaness Headland

We awoke to a bright, but breezy day and decided to head up to Hermaness Nature Reserve. This reserve is in the North of Unst and is home to over 100,000¬†breeding sea birds.… Continue reading

Shetland 2015 – Day 5 Fetlar Phalaropes and more……

This morning, we all headed up to Fetlar,¬†one of the 100 Shetland Islands which lie at the “cross roads of the North Sea”, roughly equidistant between Scotland, Norway and the Faroe islands. It… Continue reading

Shetland 2015 – Day 4 Fulmars, Golden Plover & Otter footage

We all had a rather relaxed start this morning after our late bedtime and busy day yesterday before heading up to a rather blustery Esheness. The coastline is stunning up here and the… Continue reading

Shetland 2015 – Day 3 Otters & Storm Petrels

Wow! What a truly amazing day…. and a very long day, that went on until 2am this morning. We started the day meeting John Moncrieff, a Shetland photographer, who has worked a lot… Continue reading

Shetland 2015 – Day 2

It is quite special to wake up in a location such as this… to stand overlooking the bay with a cup of tea, hoping for a glimpse of an otter and watching arctic… Continue reading

Shetland 2015 – Day 1

I have been looking forward to this week since we booked it in January… a return visit for Pete and I after our last visit in 2011. Thanks to Paula Moss and Magnus,… Continue reading

Midlands Today, Springwatch and Minsmere!

It has been quite a week! It started with the piece I did for Midlands Today, at Yew View, going out on BBC 1. I do not get to see the film before… Continue reading

A Spectacular Cockchafer Beetle!

When this beauty appeared in my hall this morning, I just had to get my mini macro studio out! Cockchafer Beetles, also known as May Bugs, usually appear late April, early May. With… Continue reading