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

Cinnabar moth
Home & Garden

The cinnabar moth and ragwort

How the beautiful cinnabar moth relies on toxic ragwort to survive.

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Water rail
Home & Garden

The water rail

A cold spell might bring this beautiful bird to your garden in search of food.

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Robin
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The Christmas robin

Find out why we associate robins with Christmas.

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Clouded yellow butterfly
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The clouded yellow butterfly

This beautiful butterfly is often on the wing during autumn.

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Goldfinch
Home & Garden

The goldfinch

Find out how to attract the beautifully striking goldfinch into your garden.

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Poplar hawkmoth
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The Poplar hawkmoth

Few moths are as large or shapely as the poplar hawkmoth.

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Silver-washed fritillary butterfly
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Silver-washed fritillary butterfly

The largest member of the fritillaries can be seen on the wing in July.

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Garden tiger moth
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The garden tiger moth

The garden tiger moth is one of our most striking species of moth.

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Holly blue butterfly
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The holly blue butterfly

Why are there fewer holly blue butterflies on the wing?

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