Wild Wanderings

Post image for Wild Wanderings 8 – Damp And Green

While seeking out some water mint in the bottom of a lovely, verdant, narrow forested valley, I also documented some common trees and plants of damp ground, which are very representative of this type of wet woodland in the UK. I also took the opportunity to include some common fungi… Read more >>


Post image for Wild Wanderings 7 – Lakeside Life

I find myself back in the Lakes again. These days I’m here a few times through the year. There are various reasons for this but a fixture each summer is a canoe-camping programme, where we live by the side of the water for a couple of weeks. For the past four years these courses have been scheduled as a block in July but this year, we moved them forward to June. Every year is different anyway but being here a month ahead means it’s different again. It’s good to see the differences, some subtle, some large. Here’s what caught my eye…. Read more >>


Post image for Wild Wanderings 6 – River Spey Canoe Journey

A River Spey canoe journey is something I do at least a couple of times each year, usually in the early autumn. For some people this repetition gives rise to the question, “doesn’t it get boring doing the same river over and over again?” No it doesn’t. This photoblog article seeks to illustrate some of the many reasons why… Read more >>


Post image for Wild Wanderings 5 – Seasonal Shift

Raspberries, blackberries, rowan berries, hawthorn haws, sloes are in fruit and there a good many seeds around for eating and for other uses. Yet many lush green edible leaves are still to be had and some common plants still in flower. This time of year is one of transition as the seasonal shift takes us from late summer to early autumn. As always there a subtleties worth exploring… Read more >>


Post image for Wild Wanderings 4 – Summer, Sussex and Students

Wild Wanderings 4 takes us back south to the woods of Sussex as summer starts to feel a little lazy. The students were anything but lazy though, working hard for everything they achieved, including foraged foods… Read more >>


Post image for Wild Wanderings 3 – Windermere Waterside

Two weeks on Windermere. It could be a lot worse! Spending two weeks based in the same spot outdoors is always interesting, though, wherever it is. Well it is for me. It is if you are interested in nature. In two weeks you really spot the changes which occur. Plants coming into flower. Flowers going to seed. Berries ripening. So on and so forth. And there was a lot to see here… Read more >>


Post image for Wild Wanderings 2 – Wonderful Woods, Badger Latrines and A Weird Parasite

In the second of my Wild Wanderings series of photoblogs, I take a hike through varied habitats, including some wonderful woodland. Along the way I see a lot of spring beauty but also spot a badger latrine and find a weird-looking parasite… Read more >>


Post image for Wild Wanderings 1 – Spring Plants And Some Tracking Fun

In this first installment of the Wild Wanderings photoblog series, I take a walk in the north east of England, find Spring plants springing, follow a mystery man and find some deer hideouts… Read more >>