Some of my favourite photos

Wednesday 21 November 2018

UK Blog Awards: Nature and Wildlife

You can vote for my blog here 

I’m really pleased to get through to the second stage of the UK blog awards.
This year they have included the category: Nature & Wildlife.
I’m up against some amazing blogs and people I admire, but I would be really grateful for a vote 🙂
Thank you!

Thursday 24 May 2018

Appleton Wildlife Diary is 5 Years old today

When I started Appleton Wildlife Diary 5 years ago I never imagined that I would still be writing it 5 years later.
Over the past 5 years I have had some amazing wildlife encounters, met some inspirational people and been involved in some great projects.
I must admit sometimes it has been a chore, I love the photography but going home and writing about it is harder, but then something inspires me and my enthusiasm is back again.
I’m passionate about getting other kids interested in wildlife and showing people that fantastic wildlife can be found on your Local Patch when you step outside and look, so I’m really pleased to announce that I have written a book about UK wildlife, for kids and teenagers, to encourage interaction with nature and to hopefully inspire more people to explore their Local Patch
The publishing contracts have been signed, but it will be 2019 before the book is on sale.
I just wanted to say thank you for all the support and the advice from everyone I have met over the past 5 years.
Thank you for all the social media follows, retweets, likes, shares and comments.
You can now find my latest blogs at 
Stay Wild

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Into 2018

I don't very often blog here as I now mainly blog on my Wordpress account.

If you have turned up here - Thank you for looking.

2018 has started well with being awarded runner up in BBC Wildlife Magazine's blogger of the year award 2017

If you like what I blog about, please take a look at

Appleton Wildlife diary