Baby Alice snacking some breakfast!

This is the cutest little hoglet, her name's Alice... Rescued from a barn when her mum left after a disturbance. She was one of three but sadly the only one to survive... The others were just too small. Alice is doing really well though... Feeds every two hours and getting more adventurous by the minute! She will continue to be looked after until she is big and strong enough to make it back in the wild :)  

Follow Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue on Facebook, they do wonderful work to help these beautiful and under threat animals.  

Get close to nature

I honestly feel like you cant get any closer to being your true self when you spend time getting close to nature.  The beauty of everything in this world is quite astounding.  I have spent the past few days on Dartmoor, and whether it was misty, foggy or bright sunshine the place was truly stunning.  Not just the wildlife, which there is plenty, but everything that mother nature has created... the rolling landscapes, the rocky tors, the vast expanses of granite covered with the most intricate of lichens... and then there's the sounds, the wind in the trees, actually no... just the wind.  The sound of the wind making it's way over every contour of the land, touching every blade of grass and gently caressing everything in it's path... have you ever stopped to listen to just the wind??  Please stop and do it, it really is magical.  Mix in the distant lamb calling for it's mother and the delicate pattering of water flowing and bouncing happily between the rocks  as it carves it's way down the hillside and you have a symphony like no other.

To be able to be a part of that landscape is an incredibly fortuitous position to be in and one that I feel very lucky to be able to experience.  If only more more people could lift their head away from the LCD screens of technology and their pixel creations and realise that the true wonders of this world are right in front of us, they don't require pinching to zoom or swiping to pan... allow your eyes to focus elsewhere...  Get in touch with nature, feel and breath and smell nature...  get outside and be part of nature.

Great evening with Badgers

Just got back from a beautiful evening with some badgers... It's taken a while of tracking and researching and stalking and tonight it paid off! Hopefully some pics to follow... Too late to sort now!  

New wildlife photography stories...

So, this blog/journal really hasn't done very much since I started this website despite it being linked to my phone and it supposedly being easier than ever to upload!  So I have made a little pact to myself that I am going to post some more.

And today is the first day of hopefully many more!  So here we go....

I've had a few time issues of late which has meant less time behind the lens and more time at work but whenever I have the chance I have been out and about surveying areas and putting out my trail camera.... with mixed results but I will share some with you here!

Hedgehogs

So lucky to be able to help out these little guys. A very under threat species that needs as much help as possible.  

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