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

Common darters in tandem.
Home & Garden

The common darter

These dragonflies are often seen flying in tandem in autumn months.

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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
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The house sparrow

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

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Heather Cornwall
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Flower photography tips

Find out how to get the best from your flower photography.

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White ermine moth (male)
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British moths: what you need to know

There is a lot more to moths than you might think.

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Honey bee at ceanothus
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Best planting for wildlife

The climbers, shrubs and trees to welcome in birds, bees and butterflies.

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Badger cub drinking
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The badger

If you have badgers visiting your garden then May and June is the best time to try to watch them.

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Orange-tip female butterfly
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Butterfly photography tips

Find out how to get the best butterfly photos.

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Brown rat and water vole comparison
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Brown rat or water vole?

Are you trying to identify a mysterious rodent in your pond or garden?

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