Welcome to Watching Nature.
The main thrust of this site is Digital Photography using
Nature as a canvas.
The Blog describes my expeditions on a Sunday to photograph nature in action at venues all over Scotland, weather permitting.
Click on Photographs for
a full index of every photograph on the site along with
thumbnail pages by category which may help you to identify
something you have come across.
In taking pictures of nesting birds, great care is taken to avoid
disturbing the birds. A long lens is used at a concealed position some
distance from the nest.
On the wild flower pages, we have reproduced some folklore on the history of medicinal properties associated with the flower.
Watching Nature can not take any responsibility for any adverse
effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional
before using a plant medicinally.
All photographs on this site are copyright
free, but the site uses other conditional copyright photographs
to enhance the Fact File section, so please check out the copyright
link on these pages for details of what is allowed and what is
The Galleries are dedicated
to Digital Photography and show the best photographs taken
of a particular species.
The maps used on this site are there to give a rough guide to where the
photograph was taken in case you want to make a visit. There is
an issue with Google maps at the moment which means some places
will not have a map reference which we'll endeavour to fix as soon a s