About Me

Hi all!

I am Rachelle. I completed a MSc in Species Identification and Survey Skills in October 2013 at the Unversity of Reading and have since been exploring my many and varied interests in the natural world, trying to pave my way for a career in Ecology/Wildlife Conservation. I am also a trainee bird ringer primarily based at Bedfont Lakes. Since I graduated I have developed a particular love of the UK coast and coastal islands, volunteering on Skokholm Island off of Pembrokeshire in 2015 and working with Little Terns on the Northumbrian coast summer 2016.


When I am not off on these adventures I live in Greater London, a place many would assume doesn’t hold much interest for some one like me. Over the past few years, however, I have discovered more and more of the hidden, and not so hidden, wildlife gems of London. It is amazing what you can find even just a few feet away from your front door.



Birding at Rai

Birding at Rainham Marshes, East London

Anyone can enjoy and discover wildlife no matter where you live, all you need is the interest and enthusiasm!

I would like to share my discoveries and adventures with you, with the hope that you can be inspired to make and share your own, not matter where you live or who you are.


5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Lovely to see such bird species in the middle of London! The greenspaces are a haven in the mad hurly-burly rush. We always try to get to the Wetlands centre in Barnes when we visit London, such amazing migratory species. We have a common interest in urban wildlife, although our’s is a little different here 🙂

    • A bit different yes – your dassies seem as bold as our urban foxes! I love the Wetland centre, I spent some time volunteering there at the end of last year/beginning of this year, amazing what turns up. I’ve never been to South Africa, I look forward to reading about your urban adventures 🙂

  2. Wow what a coincidence! I am just applying for that exact MSc :-). Judging from your comments, I am really looking forward to it!!! Love your blog and photos, keep it up!!

    • Thank you 🙂 that’s great to hear I am sure you will absolutely love it! Aside from all the knowledge I gained it really did inspire me and introduced me to new and exciting areas of wildlife and wildlife conservation that I had never considered before. It was an intense but exciting year!

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