Events, Wildlife

The Hare and Easter

22 Mar , 2017  

Brown or European Hare

Easter is of great importance and has for many centuries, been an overwhelming influence on our lives. It was the need to calculate when Easter was celebrated that led to the adoption of the “Modern calendar” or Gregorian calendar in 1582, the one we still use today. When Easter Sunday will occur, is complicated but […]

Events, Opinion

A grand day out (Wallace and Gromit)

17 Feb , 2017  

Sled dog race competitor

Catch me; on the right day and I might admit, I’ve been a photographer for a good many years. Exactly how many, is a closely guarded secret. But when I started, we use to process films using Kodak E4. I suspect most of you won’t have a clue what I’m talking about try Googling Ektachrome. […]

Events, News, Opinion, Wildlife

World Elephant day

11 Aug , 2016  

African Elephant

The glorious 12th refers to the 12th August when the grouse season opens here in the UK. Grouse for the initiated are small game birds which live on heather moorlands. But, the 12th August is also an important day worldwide as it is “World Elephant Day”. Why have a day devoted to the Elephant? One; […]

Events, Locations, Wildlife

Swan Upping

30 Jun , 2016  

Swan upping on the Thames

The third week of July will see the 800 year old tradition of Swan Upping continuing along the Thames from Sunbury to Abingdon. Its rituals and traditions arise from when the Crown laid claim to ownership of all mute swans found on open water. Although technically all mute swans are still owned by the Crown […]

Events, Wildlife


6 May , 2016  

Lesser Butterfly-orchid

May sees the beginning of the orchid season, here in the UK. The family Orchidaceae “The Orchid family” is one of the biggest, most diverse, families of flowering plants in the world, with over 27,000 species. It is also one of the oldest. Orchids in one form or another have been on Earth for 76 […]

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Events, Wildlife

The May

29 Apr , 2016  

Hawthorn flowers

Dancing around Maypoles, are for us at least sadly over. Perhaps on reflection that should read ‘gladly over’. Mayday for many of us now comes down to a bank holiday. It was however a very important day in the calendar of our recent ancestors. Festivals such as the Obby Oss in Padstow remain, reminding us […]

Events, News, Wildlife

Elephants in Crisis

21 Apr , 2016  

Elephants In Crisis

Giving talks, about a diverse range of subjects: Kenya Masai Mara, British wildlife and British Flora allows us to share our passion for all things wild. We are lucky we do something we love. We get to spend time in the countryside-watching animals seeing the seasons change. Plants appear flower and disappear. Our pictures tell […]


Events, Opinion, Wildlife

3 March 2016 World wildlife Day, “The future of wildlife is in our hands”

22 Feb , 2016  

Celebrate world wildlife day on 3 March 2016

A day to celebrate all wildlife, from a small ant to large elephant they are all part of our wonderful eco system. A message from the United Nations,   “On this World Wildlife Day, I call on all citizens, businesses and governments to play their part in protecting the world’s wild animals and plants. The […]

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Events, Wildlife

Become a scientific assistant

28 Jan , 2016  

Goldfinch (European) Carduelis carduelis

To help preserve our wildlife we need to know what we are preserving. Without data all conservation, is just a stab in the dark. How can you help collect this valuable data about our wildlife and countryside? Well you could go to university, study hard, pass the exams. Get a job, apply for a research […]