This site is about the history of the natural world. Our ancestors’ beliefs about animals and plants, and their portrayals of them, are often interesting, sometimes bizarre. Yet even ancient history can still influence how we feel about nature today – via our language, for example, or enduring myths about individual species.

I publish a regular short story as a ‘post’, usually on a Wednesday, and recent examples are listed on the right. I also highlight a Featured photo from time to time. There’s a site Index to all the Posts and Featured Photos in case you’ve missed any. Finally you can read a bit more About me. If you want to be notified whenever I add a new Post just put your email address in the box at the bottom of this page and click ‘Follow’ – it’s free.

There’s a gallery of some of my photographs below. Click an image to see full screen or in a slide show. You’re welcome to download them as wallpaper or a screensaver for personal use.