I’m often asked about the equipment I use for nature watching, my photography and to make my sound recordings. Earlier today I made a short film during which I reveal how much I manage to fit in a small bag. Read More
Photograph (low quality) of a completed drawing by Sarah Simblet for The New Sylva: Field Oak (Quercus robur) and rooks.
The authors are keen to include some drawings of the feathers of British woodland birds in The New Sylva. Can you help by providing a beautiful feather from a jay or tawny owl, a woodcock or perhaps a great spotted woodpecker? We are looking for the attractive feathers of one or two woodland birds. As… Read More
The amazing conservation success story of the red kite: once almost extinct and now common in some parts of England thanks to their reintroduction to the woodlands of the Chilterns Read More
Today The Hawk and Owl Trust released a strongly worded position statement aimed at the England Forestry Panel. It states that: Forestry Commission forests must remain in national ownership and be given effective protection in the public domain for all of us, for ever the Forestry Commission should be given a new constitution and a… Read More
Earlier this month I discovered a warbler in full song, perched in a leafing ash tree. I was unsure what species it was because although I’m not bad at the visual identification of birds, I’m not so good at identifying them by their song. I thought it was a blackcap from its song but this… Read More
A forester’s view of the emerging Spring Read More