Richard Becker

Wildlife & Conservation Photography

Nest Box Battle

This morning I tuned into the garden nest box camera to see how the blue tit (Parus caeruleus) was getting on. Yesterday (10th May) she had started to incubate her clutch of 7 or 8 eggs.I was surprised to see not a bird sat patiently on a mossy nest,

Slave raids on the Welsh Border

The Slave-making ant Formica sanguinea has a strange distribution in Britain. Common in parts of southern England and central Scotland the only other locations are a few sites scattered in the counties along the Welsh/English border.Formica sanguinea worker (feeding on dried mango). Nash Wood.Looking for a different


Aphantopus hyperantus paused briefly amongst grasses in a hay meadow.

Marsh Helleborine

Epipactis palustris flowering. The most exotic looking of our native orchids.