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

White ermine moth (male)
Home & Garden

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
Home & Garden

Best planting for wildlife

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

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Badger cub drinking
Home & Garden

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
Home & Garden

Butterfly photography tips

Find out how to get the best butterfly photos.

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Brown rat and water vole comparison
Home & Garden

Brown rat or water vole?

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

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Homemade bee hotels
Home & Garden

Best gifts for wildlife lovers

Read our tips for choosing the best present for wildlife lovers.

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Squirrel jumping over pond
Home & Garden

How to get the best wildlife photographs

Top tips for getting action-packed shots of squirrels in the garden.

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Common shrew
Home & Garden

The common shrew

One of the most common mammals in the UK is also one of the most ancient.

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Stock dove
Home & Garden

Wildlife watch: the stock dove

An endangered British bird that often passes undetected in flocks of pigeons.

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