Its been a while since I’ve posted so here are some insect macros taken last week. May is my favourite season for insect macros.
In the last few years there has been accusations thrown at the BBC about bias towards bloodsports and the views of the Tory led government on countryside and environmental policy. They ran a number of stories on the ‘Adam’s farm’ section on Countryfile where he said the badger cull was necessary to control bTB (skimming…Details
Well its that time again, time to look back at the photos taken over the year. This is just a photo heavy post with not much writing so just scroll down through my year in photos. Th year started well with a trip to RSPB Rainham in less than perfect conditions resulting in this kestrel.…Details
This year I decided that I needed to get some good shots of raft spiders, the largest spider species found in the UK. Unfortunately living in Essex there are no sites nearby, the closest good site I’m aware of being Thursley Common in Surrey, where the Bog Raft Spider Dolomedes fimbriatus can be found. A…Details
A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Naomi Ewald, who is an expert on all thing freshwater in the New Forest and works for the Freshwater Habitats Trust. Last year she was kind enough to take me to a pond full of medicinal leeches and to a pond to…Details
Yesterday was national badger day ago I was hoping to post it then, but got sidetracked so here it is today. Over the last couple of months on and off, I have been visiting some local badgers which are not bothered by flash and will wander around a feed on peanuts close enough for photography.…Details
Today is world rivers day, so I thought to celebrate I would right a quick post showing some of Britain’s river wildlife. Perhaps the most colourful bird in Britain, the kingfisher, is usually found perched by rivers, hunting fish. Also hunting fish, heron can be found at and in rivers. Salmon rely on clean rivers…Details