This past week has been one of a distinctly salty theme, with each one of my sporadic outings over the past few days connected, in some way, to the coast. All things included -spectacular wildlife, tantalising rarities and some intriguing, conservation-themed visits - it has been a jolly good one, providing a welcome reprieve from … Continue reading Adventures in the sea air
The August edition of New Nature, the youth nature magazine, has been released and is now available to download online and free. Check it out: https://goo.gl/FeC9Sd This issue has a definite marine theme and features some fabulous writing with regards to cetaceans, micro plastics and marine wildlife; in addition to an interview with Andy Bool, the … Continue reading New Nature Issue 8!
Well, that is another birthday over and done with, the majority of my 24th spent writing up dissertation work and searching, in vain, for relevant job opportunities in my local area. Not the most riveting of birthdays, by a long shot, and a day that left me dwelling on what feels to me, like a … Continue reading Another year in retrospect
Times are changing, and whether you welcome the shift towards a more technologically advanced age of wildlife-recording, or not, apps are fast becoming an invaluable addition to the would-be naturalist's toolkit. They allow you to expand your knowledge base, submit valuable records and, in some cases, have fun; while most are free and easily downloaded … Continue reading Five great apps for modern naturalists
It has been over a year since a hedgehog last visited my garden, and longer still since my last chance encounter in the rural surroundings of my hometown. Sadly, it seems that for me at least, the days of hungry hogs sharing supper on the patio or gobbling up slugs on the lawn, have well … Continue reading What is happening to our hedgehogs?
There is something quite exhilarating about spending time outdoors by night - each sound, each rustle in the shrubbery and splash in the water indicative of hidden treasures lying just out of sight amid the gloom. Watching wildlife by night is intoxicating, plain and simple, and recently, has become somewhat of a hobby of mine. … Continue reading Adventures in the night garden