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

Glow worm
Home & Garden

The glow-worm

It's worth looking in your garden at night to see if you have glow worms.

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Solitary bee hotel
Home & Garden

Wildlife watch: the mason bee

Mason bees can easily be attracted into the garden with simple bee hotels.

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Wildlife log pile
Home & Garden

How and why to create a log pile

A log pile is one of the best things you can add to a wildlife-friendly garden.

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Yellowhammer
Home & Garden

The yellowhammer

A colourful bird with a distinctive song.

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Herring gull with winter plumage
Home & Garden

The herring gull

Herring gull numbers are in decline, and yet coastal towns seem to have plenty of them.

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Speckled wood butterfly on grass
Home & Garden

Phenology: keeping a nature diary

Studying the seasonal changes in nature can be a rewarding hobby.

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The Cheesewring, Cornwall, on a snowy day
Home & Garden

Winter snow photography tips

Beautiful snowy landscapes provide plenty of photography opportunities.

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Jackdaw
Home & Garden

The jackdaw

The jackdaw is the smallest crow in the UK and is often seen nesting on rooftops.

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House sparrow
Home & Garden

The house sparrow

The house sparrow is a wonderfully sociable, if scruffy, house guest.

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