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

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