Make a Hanging Bird Feeder Using A Recycled Heinz Tomato Ketchup Bottle.

By | January 13th, 2014|How To Guides, Nature|

Chances are you'll have a bottle of tomato ketchup in the cupboard or fridge. Many of the bottles are now the plastic squeezy type. Rather than simply popping the empty bottle in the recycling bin next time you finish a bottle why not have a go at 'upcycling' it into a great hanging bird feeder. [...]

Make A Wild Flower Tower From Recycled Fizzy Drinks Bottles

By | January 12th, 2014|How To Guides, Nature|

Many of us will use plastic bottles of some description at some point, the most common being fizzy drinks bottles. There are lots of different ways to 'upcycle' bottles in the wildlife garden and one of my favourites is my 'Wild Flower Tower' creation. It's very simple to make and when its in full bloom [...]

Light Painting The Quadrantids Meteor Shower

By | January 4th, 2014|How To Guides, Lifestyle, Nature|

Those of you who have been following my for a while will know that one of my many passions is Astronomy and to a growing extent astro photography too. Last night saw the peak of the Quadrantids meteor shower, so with clear skies overhead I ventured outside to see if I could spot any shooting [...]

Get Creative On Your Walks – Leave A Little #LeafArt!

By | December 29th, 2013|How To Guides, Lifestyle, Nature|

Leaf Art is a simple idea I started in the late autumn and it seems to have captured the imagination of a growing number of fellow walkers! As 2013 draws to a chilly conclusion there's still time to get a little creative next time you go out walking. Why not leave a little #LeafArt to [...]

10 Wild Ways To Use An Empty Innocent Drinks Bottle In Your Garden

By | October 26th, 2013|How To Guides, Nature|

If, like me, you are one of the millions who enjoy a glass of Innocent Drinks fruit juices or smoothies you've probably already heard about their 'Big Knit' campaign. I can't knit so rather than writing a totally random post about knitted hats for plastic juice bottles I thought I would give it a 'Wildlife [...]

Macro Photography Lighting Rig For Compact Cameras

By | October 14th, 2013|How To Guides, Technology|

In this 'How To' guide I'll show you how easy it is to make a 'Macro Lighting Rig' for your compact camera. Costing less than £15 to make, this 'Macro Lighting Rig' is an extremely useful bit of kit to add to your wildlife photography kit bag! Time Needed: 2 Hour (+24 hours for [...]