When I first started my wildlife blog in 2013 I never imagined that I would still be writing on a regular basis.
To me wildlife blogging is jotting down things I see, mostly on my local patch. To record the different animals and plants, the changing seasons, the ordinary and less ordinary through photos and words.
The photos and words don’t have to be anything special, just a way that you can look back and remember. The places don’t need to be far away. Back gardens or local parks can be amazing for wildlife. Whether it’s 10 words or 1000 words, blogging can be a way to share your wildlife encounters with others.
I love being inspired by other wildlife blogs. Of different ways to look at things, places to go, books to read, and hints and tips on photography, as well as trail cameras.
I don’t write for anyone in particular and sometimes it can be quite frustrating when I’ve written a huge blog with what I think are quite good photos and only 10 people look at it, but if my blog inspires another 10 year old, the age I was when I started, to get outside and discover wildlife on their local patch then I don’t really mind.
Who would have guessed that my blog would have turned in to writing a book.
My debut book Get Your Boots On is out July 2019.
Get Your Boots On is a combination of my blogs, a sort of diary. Together with general information, photographs and encouragement from expert contributors telling their wildlife stories.