#30DaysMacro 2022: week one ๐Ÿ“ท

Every June the Wildlife Trusts run a campaign called 30 Days Wild. The aim is to encourage people to notice nature at this special time of year and do one thing each day that connects you with the wild world around you. Last year I did #30DaysMacro, taking and posting one macro wildlife photo each day in June on Twitter. This year, I thought I’d have another go. … Continue reading #30DaysMacro 2022: week one ๐Ÿ“ท

Macro ๐Ÿ“ท: the smallest wasps on Earth

This blog often complains about the poor understanding in England regarding wasps. I began drafting this post in the midst of whatโ€™s known as โ€˜the silly seasonโ€™, when Britainโ€™s tabloid newspapers turn their guns on gulls, wasps and spiders, with a seasonal vacuum in news. However, in a global pandemic there is no real vacuum… Continue reading Macro ๐Ÿ“ท: the smallest wasps on Earth

Macro ๐Ÿ“ท: a photo each day in June for 30 Days Wild

In June 2021 I undertook a variant (not that kind of variant) of the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild campaign. I decided to try a month-long project of taking a macro photo every day: #30DaysMacro. It was a lot of work, mainly in processing and tweeting the photos to keep up with the community aspect.… Continue reading Macro ๐Ÿ“ท: a photo each day in June for 30 Days Wild

Macro ๐Ÿ“ท: a ruby-tailed wasp in the Adur valley

I got to spend the afternoon wandering around the Adur valley recently. The River Adur runs through West Sussex where it reaches the sea at Shoreham. There are wonderful views of the South Downs, especially from the area I was wandering around. This landscape fascinates me because it was once a much wider and wilder… Continue reading Macro ๐Ÿ“ท: a ruby-tailed wasp in the Adur valley