I am a 16 year old, enthusiastic amateur photographer and blogger using a Canon SX70 HS.
I also use Bushnell and Little Acorn trail cameras to mainly film Badgers, but also what goes on around my Local patch. I also use a Birdsy camera with AI to film birds in my front garden.
I am passionate about British Wildlife, especially showing people how easy it is to find amazing wildlife without having to travel too far away from your own home.
I have been blogging about my Local Patch since May 2013, you can read my older posts on http://www.appletonwildlifediary.blogspot.co.uk
In November 2013 I answered an advert to become a Local Patch reporter for BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Since then I have appear in the magazine a few times.
In 2017 I made this short film about wildlife in Oxfordshire for the report launch of the Oxfordshire State of Nature 2017.
In 2016 I appeared on Springwatch Unsprung to talk about wildlife photography
I was very proud to appear in The National Badger Day film called ‘Talking Badgers’ which you can watch on You Tube
In 2017 I made two films about badgers.
One for National Badger Week which was shown to an audience at Wytham woods.
The second was shown as part of the Badger Trust conference – Young Wildlife Ambassadors panel.
I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists as well as BBOWT , The Oxon Mammal group, The Badger Trust, and Oxfordshire badger Group
I enjoy learning about nature and the environment but I am still learning! I appreciate any help and advice others can give me. I am especially keen on promoting wildlife to other young people and was involved in a Podcast for The Wildlife Trusts – Every Child Wild campaign.