Wildlife photos and info from around the world

Wildlife photos and info from around the world

Andrew HodgsonYes, I'm Andy (or Andrew to most people, but hey, that wouldn't make a catchy sounding website name would it?).  In my spare time I love nothing more than getting out and about and doing nature photography, partly to 'collect' memories of what I see, and also to celebrate the great beauty and diversity of the natural world with others.

View Nature Profiles, the key area on the website that's growing regularly with original photos and some scientific information on many species from around the world. I've got a real passion for reptiles, but Britain isn't the best spot in the world to satisfy that interest, so I've learnt to appreciate and photograph all sorts of other stuff.  Whatever the season, and whatever the place, there's always something interesting to be found.

Christmas mosses!

I've been out today to photograph two rare mosses in Calver Quarry - a typical long-abandoned limestone quarry in the White Peak.  It is unusual in Derbyshire for having south-facing areas of limestone covered in a thin layer of stable soil; this makes it ideal for finding thermophilous mosses, especially winter annual species.  It is the only known Derbyshire site for the tiny Microbryum curvicolle, one of Britain's smallest mosses, and one of few sites for the much larger Entodon concinnus.

Microbryum curvicolle

Entodon concinnus

Encalypta vulgaris

All these mosses are described more fully in the Mosses of Derbyshire part 1, part 2 and part 3 sections of the site.


Posted by Andrew Hodgson