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© Karel Šimeček

I’m a writer and photographer living in London, England

On my blog I publish photographs, prose pieces and poetry highlighting nature

I am the author of a booklet of poems called I am living with the animals. You can read more about it here



The Chevening Estate

The North Downs

I am compiling photographs and short country diary style accounts of walking in the North Downs. I like to call it a North Downs diary. I love exploring the chalky hills that run from the edge of London to the white cliffs of Dover, their human and natural history are spellbinding, with links to the dinosaurs in the chalk that makes up much of the landscape, resulting in some of the richest meadows in the country. Then there are Scheduled Ancient Monuments like Farthing Downs, an expanse of land where Saxon field systems have remained open for thousands of years.


Recent articles

A journey through Transylvania



The Great Hungarian Plain

Hortobagy blog pics-16


Restoring the Magnificent Meadows of the Cotswolds

Cotswolds blog pics-12


My fungal year

Fungi 2015 blog pics-4


Walking in the threatened landscape of Swanscombe Marshes

Swanscombe Marshes - 16-8-15 blog pics-6



There are lots of people active in the world of conservation and wildlife. Here are a list of people and organisations I recommend:

Maria Pinta – Spanish wildlife illustrator

Peter Beckenham – Kent/London birder and passionate conservationist

Julian Hoffman – author of The Small Heart of Things

European Conservation Action Network – Dorset-based conservation CIC

Karel Šimeček – Czech ornithologist and photographer

Friends of One Tree Hill – south London Local Nature Reserve

SoLoMig – south London birders

Badger Trust – fighting the mindless cull

The New Nature – writing wild London

Philip Braude – award winning wildlife photographer


All content published on this website, unless under the name of another (e.g. Guest Photographer) is © Daniel James Greenwood 2016

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