Harvest Mouse Platform, Otter in the holt & mysterious morning mammals…..

With winter on the way and natural food levels beginning to drop, I start thinking about our population of harvest mice around the wildlife pond. We discovered we had harvest mice a few… Continue reading

Badgers still stealing the show at Yew View!

After their cameo appearance on this year’s Autumnwatch, the Yew View badgers are still active on site and I have capture lots of footage of their comings and goings over the last few… Continue reading

A lovely break to Scotland in half term…….

I have just spent a lovely week on the East coast of Scotland, in the Montrose area. It is a part of Scotland I had never visited before, but the idea of tens… Continue reading

Yew View features on BBC Autumnwatch 2017

This week, many of you will have settled down in front of the TV at 8pm, on BBC 2 to watch this year’s series of Autumnwatch. This Autumn, the show is coming from┬áthe… Continue reading

Kingfisher Delights… plus otters & tawnies

I was keen to get back to check the DSLR camera trap. I had made some minor adjustments to it last week after a fairly successful first attempt at photographing the kingfishers. This… Continue reading

Badger Bonanza!

It has been a busy badger week at Yew View. We have activity all year around, but things have been changing over the last few weeks and it is really fascinating to watch… Continue reading

Derbyshire Moorland Red Deer Rut

At this time of year, my FB and Twitter pages are full of incredible photos of deer rutting; full frame images showing the impressive strength and majesty of stags pumped full of testosterone.… Continue reading

First Yew View kingfisher captures with the DSLR camera trap

Last week, I mentioned on my blog, that I had set my DSLR camera trap up on the kingfisher post at Yew View. This post is on the wildlife pond on site and… Continue reading

New neighbours move in….

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some serious new excavations in a hedgerow quite close to my house. I have been keeping an eye on the area, as it is on a… Continue reading

Inspiring the next generation of Hedgehog Heroes….

Anyone who follows my work will know that one of my many wildlife passions lies with inspiring and engaging children. My work at Michael Drayton Junior gives me lots of scope to work… Continue reading