About Me

I am a naturalist, bookworm, cat owner and occasional blogger.

I live in Bristol, where I am attempting to create a wildlife-friendly garden. As I rent and my garden is covered in pebbles, this means I am somewhat limited to pots and raised beds, but I live in hope!

I am also on Instagram and Twitter.

Latest Blog Posts

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Dreaming of summer - Latvian wildlife part 1

Spring is taking forever to properly arrive, and more cold weather is due. I've sown various seeds, and even have a few seedlings, but spring (let alone summer) feels like years away! Which makes me dream of last summer and its various adventures,…

Wistful thoughts of spring

A few days of sunshine and it feels like spring could actually be on its way! I counted five 7-spot ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata) in a Bedfordshire garden at the weekend, basking in the weak warmth radiated by the sun. They may regret…

2017 Wildlife Resolutions

After last year's mixed success of completing my resolutions, I am going to not aim quite so high - but I am still going to set myself 17 resolutions for the year. See a silver-spotted skipper butterfly (Hesperia comma). If I do this,…

Wildlife Resolutions of 2016

Completed Take part in BSBI's New Year Plant Hunt As discussed in 'Back from my break' (January 2016) Explore NT Wimpole Estate Definitely managed that, although I still didn't get to visit everywhere on the estate - but…
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Lucy McRobert to NowforNature

This post originally appeared on the A Focus On Nature blog on 24th December 2016. Welcome to our 2016 Advent Calendar series (#AFONAdvent)! This year, our theme is “The Gift of Inspiration”. For each day, one of our members has written…
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Winter at Chesil Beach

Having recently read and reviewed Winter, I was reminded of the winter storms I experienced at Chesil Beach. The wind is rising. I can hear it buffeting against the windows, thundering its way down the street like it’s throwing a tantrum.…

Book Review: Winter – an anthology for the seasons

*This post originally appeared on the A Focus On Nature blog* Thus far the Season anthologies from E&T and The Wildlife Trusts have been wonderful reads, and when Winter alighted on my doormat, I had my fingers crossed for more literary…
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Making friends with dragons

Everything is beginning to calm down and sort itself out in my life, which is wonderful and also means that I may just have some time to write my blog again! Fingers crossed! There is a lot I could write about in this post, but I am going to…
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Life goes on

I haven't managed to write a blog post for three months now, which is just crazy. Due to a combination of being incredibly busy at work, very busy with A Focus On Nature work and some not-so-great stuff happening in my personal life, I haven't…
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