Tommy’s wildlife blog – August 2011




I led a pavement plant guided walk through the streets of Bloomsbury on August 20th. There are always a lot more plant species in this environment than people think. Each plant has its own natural history and association with people - their own story. I also pointed out the geology of the building materials encountered. We can provide walks & surveys like this in your local area.

Photo above shows Black nightshade growing in a pavement crack in Bloomsbury.

Photo below is Shaggy soldier in a similiar location.

Dave’s Wildlife blog – July 2011

We enjoyed a superb Summer Wildlife break with the Field Studies Council at their Orielton Field Centre in Pemrokeshire in July 2011.

Puffins were particularly confiding:

The waters here are rich in wildlife. This is a Compass jellyfish:

Dave’s Wildlife blog – June 2011

In June I joined the Marylebone Bird Watching Society for a well organised birding break in the Scottish Highlands.

This Yellowhammer entranced us with its singing to the skies:






Red squirrels were a common sight:

Dave’s Wildlife blog – March 2011

I enjoyed a great Wine & Wildlife holiday in South Africa back in February/ March. This was as close to my perfect break as I am ever likely to get! As well as fantastic wine, food and scenery it was a chance to experience, and photograph, some great wildlife.

I like to tell friends that we were terrified by this roaring lion. In fact its yawning – probably fed up at being disturbed by nosey human visitors. This was at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve.  






Black Impala in the morning mist – photographed on an early morning safari.






An affectionate pair of African penguins at Boulders beach.



Welcome to Nature for The Community. We are professional consultants with a long involvement in nature conservation, and we aim to use the knowledge we have built up along the way to help you with your community nature projects. This could be:
-   practical help getting volunteers involved
-   running training days
-   natural history workshops
-   help with management plans
-   identification skills such as plants
-   nature surveys and much more.
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