I grew up in Surrey but now live in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. I have always been fascinated by nature and each year, I still seem to see creatures that I have not seen before, such is the diversity. Having said that, many species which were very common back in the 1960/70's have now declined dramatically and this concerns me greatly. Unfortunately, so called progress always seems to be to the detriment of our once beautiful countryside and the wildlife that lives there. There is so much pressure from a rising population and housing development on top of continuing persecution, whether legal or illegal and of course, the over use of pesticides and a change in farming practices. Never was there a greater need for us to do what we can to preserve the natural habitat and wildlife that we have left.
My own garden now has predominantly native wildflowers with the aim of attracting as many different species of insects and other wildlife as possible. Needless to say, I use no pesticides. My view is that, all of our houses are built on what was once habitat for wildlife, so I feel that if you have a garden, it is only fair to do what you can to accommodate nature.
As natural history has been my passion since very early childhood, it is therefore not surprising that this is my first choice for photographic subjects too. I hope that you enjoy looking at my photos and please feel free to contact me via the 'contact me' page.
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