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Why I’ve been so quiet recently….

This is a male black field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) and he and his friends are the reason why I’ve been a little quiet recently! I’ve been studying the effect of different social environments (who else is in the area) on the … Read More

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A Little Gem- Common Blue Butterfly

The Common Blue Butterfly, Polyommatus icarus, is one of the UK’s most widespread and easily found representatives of the little, cute and brightly coloured Lycaenidae family of butterflies, also including butterflies such as the green hair streak and small copper. They can … Read More

Battling Salt, Sand and Surf.

A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days of my week off in between uni and work around the Yorkshire coast; as well as taking a trip to the wonderful RSPB Bempton Cliffs, I took a couple of … Read More

A Summer Highlight: The Seabird City

The walk down the signposted path from the visitor centre towards the North Sea is at first quite unassuming. The path runs through scrubby grassland, with skylarks trilling high in the sky, tree sparrows fluttering from hedgerows and meadow pipits … Read More

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Sunset on Stanage Edge

All week I had been constantly comparing the BBC weather forecast with my social plans and trying to come up with a date to get out into the Peaks with my new MeFoto Roadtrip Tripod. Eventually I decided to bite … Read More

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Sheffield Botanical Gardens

On another surprisingly summery morning last week in Sheffield I took a walk to the Sheffield Botanical gardens to see what was about to shoot! After running a few errands I got to the gardens by late morning and the … Read More

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Summer’s arrived in Weston park

Exams are finished and the sun is shining! I took a little trip out to Weston Park situated bang slap next to my university one sunny morning to try and get some shots of the birds around the busy duck … Read More