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

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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Greater horseshoe bat
Home & Garden

The greater horseshoe bat

The greater horseshoe bat is one of the rarest mammals in the UK.

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Great spotted woodpecker
Home & Garden

Great spotted woodpecker

The UK's most common woodpecker.

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Clouded yellow butterfly
Home & Garden

The clouded yellow butterfly

This beautiful butterfly is often on the wing during autumn.

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Silver-washed fritillary butterfly
Home & Garden

Silver-washed fritillary butterfly

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

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