Hello, and welcome to my website. If you love exploring the natural world around you. Then you've come to right place. have a click around; whether you want to learn about up coming trips, buy books and equiptment, or just want to see the world through my eyes there's something for everyone"
Big Bird, big thrill, big questions.
You don’t have to actually lay eyes on something to value its presence. This is a lesson I have learnt time and time again and is the reason I enjoy tracking and trailing almost any kind of animal, from the feathers birds leave behind them to the pug marks of a mammal […]
The Death of Dartmoor or Stolen Freedom?
Inspired by some understandable outrage at one Dartmoor estate banning ‘wild camping’. I thought I might re-issue an article I wrote in response to what I was witnessing on my beloved Moor during and after the lockdown period – this was published in the Spring 2021 edition of ‘Dartmoor magazine’. The Year […]
It’s not that I’m intolerant of the fluffy things in life, far from it. It’s just that right from the very beginning (and I’m thinking back to my childhood here), mammals have always been the easy sell. Folk immediately ‘get them’. After all, we are one, and in just a few seconds, […]
Fancy a bugging trip to Greece? June 2024
Now, I can think of nothing better than hanging out with a bunch of like-minded bug enthusiasts, hunting for mantids, butterflies, tortoises and toads, and all with the Mediterranean sun on our backs in an unspoilt flower-rich landscape. So it’s with great excitement that I can share with you that this is […]
The Flea that’s a Fly
What a way to start the year and my new life in the Cairngorms. I’ve got Red Squirrels regularly visiting the garden, Crested Tit and Crossbill just a five-minute walk away, Pine Marten have been seen in my street and I’ve even had a Golden Eagle fly over the garden. Things are […]
Upcoming Tours & Trips
I work for several highly experienced travel companies as a naturalist & guide and have done so for close to thirty years. If you would like to join me these are a great opportunity to get to experience and learn about the natural world first hand. I am also available as a private guide for anyone who might be interested. For more details drop me a line. I make it easy for you to get hold of me on my contact page.