Guest blog – A Chance Encounter with a Weevil by Jane V. Adams

Jane is a naturalist, photographer and nature writer living in Dorset. Her work has appeared in books, anthologies and blogs for charities such as The Wildlife Trusts and the International Bee Research Association. When she’s not exploring Dorset’s lanes and countryside she can be found lying on her stomach watching insects in her garden. Jane’s…

Guest blog – Isolation and Ivy by Nick Ballard

Nick Ballard’s interest in butterflies and moths evolved exploring the hedgerows and fields, streams, ditches and ponds, meadows and verges that formed the great outdoors where he lived as a child – Selby, on the river Ouse in Yorkshire. He first worked as a computer operator in Cambridge in the Computer Aided Design centre and…

Guest blog – My Lockdown by Paul Irving

Paul Irving is a retired scientist and ecologist. Involved in raptors and raptor protection in Northern England for over 30 years, especially Hen Harriers and Merlins.  A Bird Ringer since the early seventies, other interests include just about anything to do with wildlife, photography (of wildlife), fishing, reading and Native Americans. Worked and lived in…

Guest blog – Phylloscopus collybita by Dave Clark

Dave Clark is an ornithologist with an MSc in Ornithology from the University of Birmingham and environmental campaigner with a particular interest in the interactions between birds and humans. Dave is keen to spread the word about the importance of urban areas for wildlife and improving our engagement with nature. He can be reached at dave@mailbox.co.uk. In…