A Small Selection of my Pictures (press play to view)...
Welcome to my website and my home county of Somerset!...
If you are looking for wildlife, identification of insects, butterflies and moths? Or maybe days out in Somerset, Avon and Bristol to enjoy nature? Then please keep reading as you should find my website of interest.
Although featuring wildlife and landscapes from all over Somerset you will find a large proportion of my work concentrated in the Northern area of Somerset known as North Somerset. The whole of the county boasts a huge range of habitats and some fantastic opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts. My 'Where to Watch Wildlife' page will help you plan your visit to this beautiful county and the numerous nature reserves within it. I have tried to cover as much of Avon and Somerset as I can from Northern Villages such as Backwell and Yatton to small towns like Clevedon. We uncover wildlife in the Mendip Hills and down to the Southern end of the county taking in Weston-super-Mare and the Bridgewater area.
My blog section will give advice and information about gardening for wildlife and I am available to give talks and presentations on any of these subjects to your club or organisation. I also deliver bespoke inputs to local schools, as passing on the beauty of nature to future generations is close to my heart.
Somerset - Beautiful countryside, Stunning wildlife, full of surprise!...
Much of Somerset is low lying Marsh Grazing Land. Above shows a typical wetland buttercup meadow that plays host to many interesting and rare plants only found in this part of the country.
The powerful Bristol Channel provides Somerset with some great coastline, that
attracts large flocks of migratory birds. The Bristol Channel is also known as an international site for overwintering Dunlin.
The boggy conditions
provided by the Somerset moors and levels attract large numbers of Mute Swan and other birds and wildlife that enjoy the lush grass and soft mud. Little Egrets and Great White Egrets are now very much at home here.
Somerset also boasts wooded combes and uplands, such as, The Mendips, Exmoor, Quantocks and Polden Hills. These provide a different habitat to the wet lowlands and support a huge variety of wildlife and plant species.