May 2022
'Garden Insects' is on its way into the world!
It was great to get together with Dominic and John from John Beaufoy Publishing to sign advance copies of 'A Guide to Garden Insects'. 
A HUGE thank you to all of you that have already bought the book! Pre-orders should be arriving through letter-boxes within the next couple of weeks!
Attracting Garden Pollinators by Jean Vernon
It's always great to see your photos in print, but I'm especially proud to have been involved in this fantastic new book by Jeanie. It's a real labour of love - Jeanie is so passionate about our pollinators and the need to support them. This book is an incredibly comprehensive guide to pollinator-friendly plants and micro-habitats, yet is also warm, personal and accessible for all. It's a glorious celebration of the wildlife on our doorsteps, and a must for everyone looking to learn how to make their gardens and outdoor spaces more wildlife-friendly. You can order it here.
Webinar - Wednesday 18th May
Join me for a webinar, hosted by the Tanyptera Project. Find out all about the insects in your gardens and outdoor spaces, what we can do to support them, and how climate change is changing what we see in our gardens. You can register here.
One of my photos of a Red Wood Ant (Formica rufa) can be seen here in the excellent book 'Ants' by Richard Jones, published by Bloomsbury in 2021. It is a fascinating insight into the lives of one of the most numerous animal groups on the planet. 
Sneak Peek! 
Here is a preview of the cover of my upcoming book, 'The Identification Guide to Garden Insects  of Britain and North-west Europe' by Dominic Couzens & Gail Ashton.
Are you new to the world of insects? Would you like to get to know more about these beautiful and charismatic animals? Or do you have a young, budding entomologist in your family? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this is the book for you! It's filled with clear, macro photos to help identification, as well as amazing facts and information about life-cycle, reproduction and habitat.
 I hope you like reading it as much as I enjoyed making it!
I am delighted to announce that I am publishing my first book next year! 
Published by John Beaufoy, The Identification Guide to Garden Insects  of Britain and North-west Europe is a brand new field guide, written with the amazing Dominic Couzens and also features my photographs. The proofs are being finalised (right) as I write this.  I cannot wait to see the finished book, and so can you in April!
Gardener's World - 2020
August 2020
During lockdown I made a short film about how I turned the square of lawn at the back of my house into a wildlife garden. I really enjoyed making it, as it highlights some of the extraordinary animals that have moved into my garden since I started work on it in 2017. Last week, excerpts of my film were featured on BBC Gardener's World.
August 2019
My photograph of a Gorse weevil caught in a spider web has been awarded 'Highly Commended in the 10th BWPA awards.

In the Summer of 2018 I was interviewed for Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust's magazine, 'Wildlife Matters'. I talked about my love of macro photography and invertebrates.

Feature editorial: 500 Species 2018;  Hertfordshire Naturalist 2018, Hertfordshire Natural History Society
Feature editorial: 'My Wild Life';  Wildlife Matters, Summer 2018, Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
2019 Essex Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 'Highly Commended' - Mint-leaf beetle
Solo show featuring resident invertebrates of the forest; Hatfield Forest, 2018
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