|A family walk around Pulpit Hill|
|Tea in a tree|
|Sunset at Coombe Hill monument|
I had a lot of fun writing this year and am very proud to have been able to contribute to the Spring and Autumn books in the Seasons series. These gave me my first publishing contracts and even a Christmas card from my publisher (words I never thought I would say!) I also wrote a couple of pieces for BBOWT that were published in the Bucks Examiner and I won the invertebrates category of Mark Avery's writing competition with a piece about death's-head hawk-moths.
Two of my photographs were selected as runner up and commended in the My Wild Life category of the Oxford Festival of Nature Photography Competition. It's lovely to see them appearing from time to time on BBOWT leaflets and flyers.
|Playing in the stream - runner up in the My Wild Life category|
|Monkey orchid at Hartslock|
|Rhodochila common spotted orchid at Yoesden|
|Privet hawkmoth moustache|
|Silver washed fritillaries bouncing up and down on the hogweed|
|Stinky stinkhorn (with flies)|
Here's to a healthy, happy and wild 2017!