A Focus On Nature

Articles from May 2017

A Vision For Nature

Child’s Play

I’m hanging over a railing in Walberswick, looking out to sea. The bar presses into my stomach, making me short of breath. Yet I hang on, desperate to catch the first glimpse of the crabs we are raising gently from the depths, to gaze at their alien-looking eyes, carefully avoiding their sharp pincers, before returning them to the water. Another day sees me walking off the beaten track and into the leaf litter in a Cornish woodland. I scramble down through oak, beech and elder to the water’s edge and carefully lift holly saplings that claw at my arms as I pass, to squelch down to the water’s edge, and paddle in the sea.

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A Vision For Nature

Now for Nature

As I lay on the beach this morning, staring straight up at the little terns passing overhead, I wondered how many of the local candidates in the general election know about this wildlife jewel in their constituency. Or about many of the other special wildlife and places in this part of Suffolk. [Read More]

RT @Elliot_Montieth: A few shots from this afternoons walk to @hilbrebirdobs with @luke19anderson The Shore Lark was still present but very…

RT @Mammal_Society: New #UMAC blog post from our @sotonbiosci MammalWatch team, including some non-UK mammals! @AFONature #SotonMammals h…

RT @My_Wild_Life: Not bad views of my first ever non-flying Cuckoo this morning! Incredible to watch it feeding and cuckoo-ing just 6 metre…

RT @JamesNaturalist: New documentary: The Dark Story of the Cuckoo WaspnPls have a look – only 2 mins, constructive criticism welcome!

A Vision For Nature


NatureWatch is an online wildlife documentary series, lead and produced entirely by students. Based at Penryn Campus, the crew is made up of students from both the University of Exeter and Falmouth University – its creation was heavily inspired by the BBC’s Springwatch and the incredible biodiversity that Cornwall hosts. Cornwall is an amazing place to live and an even better place to study the natural world, and, to be honest… we just wanted to show that off!

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