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

My YewView Kingfisher Challenge and a Tussock moth beauty

It was a beautiful Autumnal day at YewView and, with all the leaves changing and the sun lower in the sky, the colours were gorgeous… Over the last few weeks, the kingfisher visits… Continue reading

‘Otterly’ Brill Yew View Otters & Autumnwatch Filming!!

Over the last two weeks, we have captured some wonderful footage of our resident otters! We have a female and two grown-up cubs visiting and their sporadic visits have increased to 4 or… Continue reading

Lichfield ‘Heart of England in Bloom’ GOLD Award winners!

I am delighted to have played a small part in the GOLD award that Lichfield have just achieved in the Heart of England RHS Britain in Bloom Competition. The team have worked incredibly… Continue reading

Build your own Hibernaculum!

What is a ‘Hibernaculum’, you may ask? The word ‘hibernaculum’ has  Latin roots, meaning “winter quarter”, with hibernus being Latin for winter. Thus, hibernacula are places of refuge that creatures seek-out in cold… Continue reading

Relaxed badgers chill out in our sett

This week at YewView revealed that at least two badgers are still using our camera sett, spending increasing amounts of time in the chambers. Even during the day, one or two individuals are… Continue reading

Squirrel Family Antics and Kingfisher Catches

This week’s activity in the tawny box looked like a furry crèche, with the squirrel babies growing fast and full of fun and antics! They were clambering all over the box, frolicking and… Continue reading