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2017 marks my 20th anniversary as a wildlife photographer. Through two decades I’ve taken a photographic journey from Ugandan gorillas and ten years with the wild tigers of central India, to Wild London, Wildlife Wonder and water voles or sleeping kingfishers on my doorstep. To celebrate, I have plenty of exciting projects planned including a major schools initiative and #52Wild […]

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Wth schools out for the summer, it gives me a chance to enjoy highlights of the year so far, work on future projects – not least of which is the huge Wildlife Wonder Gloucestershire exhibition & Eco-Summit in September. And time to recharge! Can’t believed that so far in 2016 I’ve led over fifty school Wildlife Wonder sessions, involving 5000 children in […]

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30DaysWild  –  Daily Blog June 2016 Wildlife Wonder is delighted to be an ambassador for 30DaysWild    Spending time outdoors is so important for our health, happiness, creativity and connection to the natural world.  Through June we will be getting wild every day with children, schools, community groups and adults, from Cornwall to London. Discovering butterflies and water voles, enjoying creative observation and photography, engaging thousands of people through […]

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With the arrival of warmer weather, I’ve been treated to some gorgeous views of my local  water voles in recent days. Early spring is an apprehensive time, when I discover how the voles fared over the winter. Though they don’t hibernate, the voles are much less visible in winter and the population will greatly reduce through predation and poorer feeding. This year the high river levels have been […]

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Nodding cranes, drops of snow and reflections in meltwater – beautiful observation, exquisite detail and photographic art of the wild by children of Abbots Langley Primary school. As part of the the multi-school WildWonder@Herts project, Abbots Langley pupils have been discovering and photographing the stunning snowdrop wild wonder in their local churchyard. Despite freezing temperatures and snowfall, the children’s […]

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An awards ceremony in London is a wonderful way to start the new school year. Hosted by Chris Packham, I was attending the British Wildlife Photography Awards ceremony at the Mall Galleries to celebrate Michael Drayton pupils winning the Schools Award with photographs taken during our Wild Wonder day in April (blog here).  Exploring bluebell […]

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Water voles as you’ve never seen them before –  one exciting part of a year-long project exploring & studying UK Wild Wonders with school children that live nearby. Just a short walk from Kingswood Primary School is a very special water vole habitat – a popular walk for local people, but many are unaware of […]

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BREAKING NEWS – Monday 1st September Announced today, Michael Drayton school have won the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Award with their bluebell images taken during our Wildlife Wonder Day earlier this year. I’m so delighted for the children and staff – so well deserved! Check out their winning images here. A haze of bluebells and […]

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Silver is a water vole of distinction – the silvery flecks on its coat make it stand out from the crowd! Baloo & Ash are a little more difficult to tell apart.  After 8 years of watching and photographing my local wild water voles in Gloucestershire, I’ve been able identify individual voles, their territories and […]

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One of the most inspiring weeks of my working life – for the wonderful wildlife sightings, but more for the people I’ve met and the wild engagement we’ve enjoyed.  Over the past week I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Avon, Gloucestershire & Somerset Wildlife Trusts and also the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust leading […]

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