David Chapman

David Chapman

David Chapman is a photographer and writer specialising in the natural history of Britain. He has won many awards for his photography and writing which can be seen in a range of magazines, calendars and books. He owns a smallholding in Cornwall where he aims to attract wildlife.

Latest Articles from David

Silk button galls on underside of oak leaf
Home & Garden

Galls on trees

Find out what causes these strange but sometimes beautiful growths.

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Roe deer buck
Home & Garden

Roe deer

The UK's smallest native deer often feeds in gardens at night.

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Silver Y moth
Home & Garden

The silver Y moth

Find out about the silver Y moth's incredible migration.

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7-spot ladybird
Home & Garden

The ladybird

British ladybirds and the harlequin ladybird threat.

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Peppered moth
Home & Garden

The peppered moth

A master of disguise that baffled evolutionary scientists.

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House martin
Home & Garden

The house martin

Find out about the nesting habits of the house martin.

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Polecat
Home & Garden

The polecat

Polecat numbers are now rising thanks to conservation efforts.

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Collared dove
Home & Garden

The collared dove

A common garden bird that first started breeding in the UK in 1955.

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Rook
Home & Garden

The rook

Find out how the rook is responsible for many familiar sayings.

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