BEACHCOMBING, CONSERVATION, MARINE, PLASTIC, POLLUTION, SEASHORE

What are Nurdles?

Whilst some beaches are particularly prone to a plastic tide and others appear pristine, there is one thing that all beaches have in common - nurdles. These little plastic pellets are found all over the world, including remote islands otherwise completely untouched by humans. In the UK, Tregantle beach in Cornwall is one of the worst I've seen. Join me there in the video below, where I ask the question; what are nurdles?

GRASSLAND, HEATHLAND, WILDLIFE, WOODLAND

Arne’s best kept secret – the majestic White Hart!

Arne is a nature reserve on the edge of Poole harbour in Dorset, which boasts a biodiverse mix of heath, mudflats and ancient oak woodland. This makes it a fantastic location for exploring, spotting wildlife and whiling away the time; and if you’re lucky enough, you may just stumble upon a creature of legend...

BIRDING, CONSERVATION, GRASSLAND, WILDLIFE, WOODLAND

The menacing laugh of a Green Woodpecker!

Woodpeckers are fascinating birds, well renowned for their tree drilling capabilities, but the Green Woodpecker is a bit of an oddball here in the UK. More often spotted on the ground or swooping low across open grassland, I managed to film one on a tree at Durlston Country Park in Dorset...

CONSERVATION, GRASSLAND, REPTILES, WILDLIFE

The UK’s only VENOMOUS snake!

Adder's have a bit of a dangerous reputation, but are they really out to kill us? Of course not, but they do take one of the top spots for deadliest animals in the UK. Unfortunately seeing one is a rare opportunity, as they're such shy creatures, but luckily I know the perfect spot to find them. Check out the video below to learn more...

WILDLIFE, WOODLAND

Tracking mammals with a night camera!

In one of the small copses at the country park, there is a little wood-chip path which leads you through the tall trees. And every time I wonder along the trail, I notice theres seems to be a different section of the path that has been disturbed and dug out a little. So I decided to set up my new infrared night camera and investigate...

CONSERVATION, WILDLIFE, WOODLAND

Goldeneye – a lichen to look out for!

Lichens are fantastic organisms that can tell us a lot about the environment in which they are found - or even where they are not! The Goldeneye lichen hasn't been found in Britain for about a century. Over the last few years it has began to re-colonise here, having been found at various locations along the south coast. Why has it come back?

FLORA, FORAGING, GRASSLAND, WOODLAND

My rough guide to making sloe gin!

In autumn hedgerows are rife with fruit, and the abundance of sloe berries from the common Blackthorn tree provides easy pickings for foraging. However if you've ever tried eating one, you'll be all too familiar with the bitter dry taste left behind in your mouth, and so you might wonder how they can be of use...