Photography in the snow

There’s something surreal about exploring the countryside during heavy snow fall. All sounds are muffled and the light takes on an eerie quality. It’s tempting to wait until the snow clouds pass and the sun comes out, but don’t wait . .  brave the cold, put your camera in a waterproof camera bag, and enter… Read More

Black poplar trees

Black poplar Populus nigra (subspecies betulifolia) is a tree native to Britain and well-adapted to our floodplains. The species is widespread across the country but never common. Black poplars often lean, and when in leaf their characteristic diamond-shaped leaves (cuneate leaf-bases) also help in identification. Female trees are very rare and so many trees in… Read More