Northumberland is justly famous for its wildlife, and one of my great pleasures is watching or listening to them in their natural environment.
From heather-clad moorland and rare whinstone grasslands to windblown sand dunes and coastal wetlands, Northumberland has some of Britain’s finest wildlife sites.
These are places where you can still find meadows shimmering with butterflies, see carpets of orchids, and hear the wild calls of birds on upland moors, sandy seashores and rocky islands. Entwined with this is a rich heritage of geology, song, dialect and history which combine to create a unique place I am proud to call home.
From time to time, I am also inspired by events, people and places elsewhere, so hope people will forgive the occasional trip wherever the muse takes me (even if I sometimes swear!).
Steve July 2017