A Lesson in Luck

4pm Sunday. The Autumn light casts a beautiful soft glow across the River Colne and its wild surroundings. Walking through the grass I can see patches still covered in dew, untouched by the sun throughout the day. I feel alone but not lonely. The goal of this walk is to find a Reeve’s muntjac so I … More A Lesson in Luck

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A Bank Holiday Stroll

Whenever Chris comes to Watford for a weekend we always schedule in a walk. This time we cleverly planned ahead and packed our bags the night before so we could wake up, cook breakfast and then head straight for the hills! Well… the tunnel under the M1 that leads to my patch.

Electric Blue

  I don’t have a bucket list per se: I have a number of animals that I know I want to see, but I want to see them doing very specific things. Here’s an idea of what I mean: Red deer rutting Otters romping Kingfishers fishing Stag beetles stomping Grey seals basking …And as of … More Electric Blue

Restless at 2PM

  For the last few months I’ve been neglecting my subscriptions to BBC Wildlife and National Geographic. They’ve been mounting on the far right of my desk, some still in their plastic wraps, forming a mini-Andes of magazines. Today was the day I decided to deal with the backlog head on, meaning I could clear … More Restless at 2PM

A Pair of Fun-guys

Today is a Sunday; a day of relaxation. For many people relaxing on Sunday means sitting on the sofa, putting on a boxset of their choice and eating treats they don’t normally have during the week. I, however, did all of that on Saturday, meaning Chris and I were going to have to get off our butts … More A Pair of Fun-guys