Autumn in the air

This last few weeks as I’ve stepped out of the door each morning I can’t help but feel autumn in the air. Summer is most certainly¬†drawing to a close. Blackberries are ripening in the hedges, the first hues of the beckoning season are beginning to appear, the House Martins have reared their second brood which are preparing to fledge any day now, and there have been a few misty mornings bringing with them that earthy smell that I associate with autumn. It isn’t quite here yet though and these past couple of weeks I have been enjoying those moments that you only really get at this time of year, when the last of the summer’s butterflies bask in the morning sun and dragonflies perch peacefully between flights. One species which I always enjoy seeing is the Small Copper. This year […]

My walk on the Wild Side with Cambridge TV

I was just getting ready to post this week’s blog yesterday (which will now be up next week instead) when I got some exciting news and I just had to share it as soon as possible! I recently spent an afternoon filming at ¬†Trumpington Meadows with a team from Cambridge TV who were making a feature on the reserve for their series, The Wild Side. The episode went live at rather short notice last night. Having spent so much time getting to know the reserve and photograph it through the seasons, I was really pleased to be asked to take part in this short documentary. The focus is on the development of the reserve and it’s biodiversity, with an added piece on macro photography by yours truly. It was a strange experience for me to be the other side of […]