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Joy Ahmad
Donna Allsop
Gordon Anderson
Lynn Andrews
Peter Andrews
Phillip Bagshaw
Daisy Bailey
Mike Baldwin
Jim Barton
Dermot Baxter
Paul Bishop
Barbara Blackwell
John Brailsford
Cliff Bray
Paul Breslin
Phil Brew
Duane Breslan
Doug Brooks
Rupert Browning
Chris Cafferkey
Dylan Cahn
Chris Cant & Caz Walker
Brian Carroll
Barney Case
Chris Cater
CC by 2.0
Brent Clarkson
Ewan Cole
Hester Coley
Ann Collier
Mike Cotterill
Lesley Crawshaw
Lynne Crofts
Jeremy Cushing
Richard Darby
Richard Davies
Ruth Dawson
Janet Davis
Philip Draper
Tony Drake
Mark Duffell
Ros Dunlevey
Sir Richard Eyre
Phil & Ann Farrer
Fred Fee
James Ferguson
Kelly Finney
Roger Foden
Celia Foote
Trevor Gent
George
Bill Gilruth
William Greenawalt
John Harrison
Keith Harrison
Philip Haigh
Mel Hardy
Angela Hawkes
Sue Heath
Roger Hewitt
Catherine Hill
Sue Hill
Judith Hind
Annie Honjo
Thomas Horsten
Steve Hoselitz
Rob Howells
Chris Hughes
Bill Jeffries
Fred Johnstone
Alan Kenworthy
David Kikodze
Rachel Knowles
Sue King-Smith
Sue Kitt
Robert Lavin
John Phandaal Law
Tony Lawrence
Adam Lee
Ian Lester
Celia Lewis
Anita Light
Peter Llewellyn
Vincent Lloyd
Colin Martin
Derek Mayes
Angela McCardell
SusanMcGilveray
Jan McKinnell
Richard Mabbutt
Paula O'Meara
Simon Melville
Geoff Merritt
Douglas G. Miller
Sarah Millson
Pam Murden
Dawn Nelson
Roger Newton
Phil Owen
Sue Parsons
Ian Paterson
David Piling
Dave Redfern
Rosamond Richardson
Carla Rivère
Jeremy Roberts
Nick Roche
Martin Rosenfield
Sarah Lancaster
Rachel Folkes Parents
Martin Rand
Carol Reay
R S
John Sampson
Anne Saxon
Robert Seago
David Shaw
Christine Shield
Lyn Shirtliff
Larry One-eye Shone
Anthony Skellern
Claire Slater
Mark Smyth
Maurice Sore
Earl Spencer
Rebecca Stanton
Angela Stephens
Justin Stephens
Martin Summers
Kenneth Sutherland
Claire Sykes
Dave Symes
Ian Taylor
Sally Tolladay
Geoff Toone
Pete Townsend
Chris Turner
Chris & Loraine Waites
Steve Walters
Dylan Warren-Davis
Colin Watson
Elizabeth Whatmough
Bob Whitfield
Kerry Woodfield
Paul Wright

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R S
Southern England

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GEOFF TOONE
Isle of Wight


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CHRIS HUGHES

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KENNETH SUTHERLAND
Highlands, Scotland

Someone who enjoys hiking around the various hills in Scotland while taking lots of photos, making memories and hopefully learning about nature at the same time. )

My Flickr account, which is mainly hills/nature and athletics (not at the same time!)


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Rural Dorset is an amazing place for photography and I live close to some wonderful nature reserves. My husband Richard shares this hobby with me. I use a Canon EF100 f/2.8L macro lens with no other extras; all my photographs are taken hand-held.

ANN COLLIER
nr. Lulworth, Dorset

I lived in Leeds and for 30 years or so spent a great deal of my spare time in the Lake District where I was a member of a large walking & climbing club. Most of my photos had to be taken on the hoof so landscape shots were my main subject although I have always had a leaning towards flower photography.

I was lucky enough to move to Dorset following early retirement. I live quite near the Butterfly Conservation HQ in Lulworth and joined the charity some 10 years ago. As well as doing quite a lot of manual work on the reserves during this time, I also do butterfly counts. On these walks, I will photograph anything & everything and my knowledge of the many species I see comes from books and the internet.


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KERRY WOODFIELD
Cornwall/Hereford

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MARTIN RAND
Hampshire

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JOHN SAMPSON

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RICHARD LANSDOWN

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JUSTIN STEPHENS
Scotland

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PETER LLEWELLYN
Cheshire

Dr. Peter Llewellyn has his own wonderful wild flower website (Wild Flowers of the British Isles) with one (or two) photographs per flower, and over 1500 flowers!


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ALAN KENWORTHY

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DONNA ALLSOP
Cambridgeshire

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CHRIS & LORAINE WAITES
Bury, Lancs

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ANNIE HONJO

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PAUL WRIGHT
Near Chatham, Kent

Keen amateur photographer, ex Royal Air Force, 30 years completed as an Intelligence Analyst. Photographing all aspects of nature, with strong interests in fossil hunting and aircraft photography too.


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LYNNE CROFTS
Instow, North Devon

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SALLY TOLLADAY
Anglesea

What on Earth is that.

Sally has a (closed) Facebook Group called 'Wildlife on Anglesea' where anyone can join and send in photos of wildlife found on Anglesea, either showing it, or asking what it is. [It is a 'closed' group so any link your Author provides here will not work unless you are a member of Facebook and have joined this group, as he has].


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GEORGE
Shibdon

George the Shibdon Wanderer


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SUE HILL

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CARLA RIVÈRE

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BILL GILRUTH
Wolverhampton

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BOB WHITFIELD

I am a photographer, musician and climber, but mostly I like to wander around the countryside looking for wild flowers.


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DYLAN WARREN-DAVIS
Nr. Carmarthen, South Wales

I have been a medical herbalist for over 35 years and have spent the last 20 years photographing medicinal plants from the British, Continental, Mediterranean and Australasian floras.

We have a herbal website and a facebook page:
Myddfai Herbs (website)
Welsh Herbal (Facebook)


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REBECCA STANTON
Devon

I love nature and taking pictures


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BARBARA BLACKWELL
Brittany, France

White Asphodel grows in our part of Brittany in abundance, but the only other place we have seen it in any great numbers is Turkey. The spikes appear end of April/early May, and the stem then 'morphs' into an interesting seeded rod! Have wondered for ages what they were, and only recently found out, with Roger's help, through this site.


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SARAH MILLSON
Cairngorms, Scotland

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Richard Mabbutt
Leicestershire

Botanist, VC55. Photographer, Musician.


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Chris Cant & Caz Walker
Nr Shap, Cumbria

Amateur naturalists living near Shap in Cumbria.
We stumble across flora and fauna - and would like to restore and improve the environment so some of it survives into the future.
We volunteer for the RSPB locally who are trying to rewild the flora.


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MIKE BALDWIN
Gloucester

I am a keen nature photographer with a particular interest in wildflowers.
I live in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.


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LESLEY CRAWSHAW
Bangor ? Co. Down

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JANET DAVIS
America

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DAVID SHAW
Sutton in Ashfield

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SUSAN McGILVERAY

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TONY DRAKE

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SUE KITT
Hillingdon

I joined a wildlife group on Facebook (Ruislip Harefield Denham Wildlife) in February 2015 and have been taking photos ever since. Researching what I have photographed is part of the fun and Roger's website has been invaluable in that!


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EWAN COLE
Edinburgh

I can basically be described as an 'Amateur Wildflower Photographer based in Edinburgh'


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PHILLIP BAGSHAW

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ROSAMOND RICHARDSON
nr. Saffron Walden

A regular contributor to The Countryman, and the author of Country Life's 2012 series Flora Britannica Rosamonds' work has also appeared in LandScape and NFU Countryside magazines.

Rosamond has two websites and also writes the monthly column Reflections for Britain's biggest selling bird magazine BirdWatching

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 Ingrid Soren
 Reflections


Spurn where I am a regular for 40 years LOL

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JOHN PHANDAAL LAW
Mexborough

I am 62 - birder; botanist; painter; musician. Married, 2 kids, went to York Uni where I worked with Alastair Fitter for my degree.


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LARRY ONE-EYE SHONE
Darlington


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STEVE WALTERS


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ANGELA STEPHENS
Fleet, Hampshire


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For more information see David Tennants wonderful book : 'British Alpine Hawkweeds' (2008), David Tennant & Tim Rich
ISBN 9780901158383 / BSBI.

PETER ANDREWS
Swindon, Wiltshire

I am interested in Natural History especially botany and entomology. My main interest in botany is British Alpine plants especially the Alpine Hawkweeds section Alpina and Subalpina which are found at quite high elevation usually in Scotland. I first became interested in Alpine Hawkweed through reading that great book 'Mountain Flowers' (1955) by John Raven & Max Walters. Many of the Alpine Hawkweeds are very rare with just very small numbers and should never be collected even for ID. I was given great help on this fascinating but complex subject by David Tennant.


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DYLAN CAHN

I am a 23 year old American student. I am pursuing a PhD in environmental history at The Ohio State University, and my hobbies include music, yoga, and nature walks!


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LYNN ANDREWS
Ipswich, Suffolk

My husband Richard and myself took on an allotment ten years ago, when I took early semi-retirement as a journalist. Later we doubled the size of our plot when we took on the allotment next to us. We spend a lot of time gardening growing everything from potatoes, brassicas, beans and onions to apples, pears, plums, all the berries and currants. We'll try anything and our philosophy is, it has two chances!


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COLIN WATSON

Colin is a keen walker (with dog Rocket) and is interested in bird-watching and flowers, both wild and cultivated, which he finds on his walks, photographs, and tries to identify.


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JAMES FERGUSON
Livingstone, Scotland

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TONY LAWRENCE
Home Counties

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JAN McKINNELL
Horsham, West Sussex

We moved here a year ago, from Hever, North West Kent after 15 years, to be near our daughter and family. It was a good move at the right time and we are very happy.


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ANNE SAXON
Greater Manchester


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CLAIRE SLATER
Greater Manchester

I am never happier than when I am outside in the fresh air and exploring.

Nature never fails to amaze me and I feel my inquisitive mind is constantly learning new things from it.

After many walks with Roger when I was younger I developed a passion for identifying plants and wildlife.

I am now trying to develop my skills and forge myself a career in Ecology, thank you Roger!


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IAN LESTER
Cheshire

Im a goldsmith and diamond setter in my professional life but when I have the chance, my leisure time is taken up with Beekeeping, chickens and walking with my wife and very good friends (always with the dogs) in the countryside which has developed into taking pictures and wanting to know what every wild flower/mushroom is and can you eat it or not!? I think its call foraging !?


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MARTIN SUMMERS

I work as Deerpark ranger for Forest Holidays, Herodsfoot, Cornwall plus do a one week course for the FSC on the 'Geology, Botany and Marine Biology of S. Devon' at Slapton.


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CATHERINE HILL
Chester, Cheshire.

I enjoy coming across interesting or unusual plants whilst walking in wild places, and the challenge of the detective work in identifying what I've seen afterwards.


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I have my own NaturePix website and a site on flickr (which I tend to keep more up to date).

SIMON MELVILLE
North Hampshire

I retired a couple of years ago after working 36 years for the Nature Conservancy Council, English Nature and latterly Natural England. For my final decade I was part of the national NNRs Team (and was fortunate enough to visit all but 10 of the National Nature Reserves in England (220 of the 230), the remaining ones being mostly about as far from Hampshire as you can get (eg Kielder Mires). I have had an interest in wildflowers since about the age of 5 and have plant-hunted in various European countries over the years.


Sunny & Daisy

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CAROL REAY
Northumberland

I live in Northumberland and have always loved flowers of all kinds but now I have more time, I have started to try and grow as many as I have room for, mainly in pots, in my garden. I enjoy learning about them and watching them grow and bloom each day - I especially love the gifts I get from the birds in the way of a wild sunflower or the larkspur - both of which I didn't plant myself so they must have been brought by the birds in thanks for all the food I feed them.


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ANGELA HAWKES
Caithness, Scotland

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ROGER & JACQUEY NEWTON
Southampton

Roger and Jacquey Newton are keen amateur botanists living in Southampton. We started with fungi and branched out into flora and while we are bending down amongst the plants, any tiny thing that comes along! The finding of flora is a joint undertaking with my wife, Jacquey, who is the photographer, I find the specimens. So really it is a team effort.


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HESTER COLEY
London

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COLIN MARTIN
Essex

I started making a list of wildflowers in 1998, as I could not resist the challenge to identify them. Now have a list of over 300 and still finding new ones.


I am standing on the top of Pole Steeple which is a large rock outcrop on the South Mountain overlooking the Michaux State Forest.

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WILLIAM GREENAWALT
Pennsylvania, USA

I was born and raised in a beautiful valley in South Central Pennsylvania. At that time it was rural and the hills were covered with many flowering trees and the ground burst forth with beautiful wild flowers each spring. The hills and the woods were my home and I spent most of my time outside in winter and summer. I graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1958 with a degree in Forestry but only worked directly in Forestry for a few years before working in related fields.

Photography was always a hobby for me. In 1945, I took a picture of Spring Wood Park that hangs in the museum of the Maryland and Pennsylvania RR. Nature photography is my love and many of my pictures have been use on brochures and reports for many state and public publications. I show my work and have received many awards for photographic excellence.


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RACHEL KNOWLES
Devon

I live in Devon but am temporarily based near Bognor Regis. I spend a lot of time peering at the ground and specialise in turning tidy lawns into meadow by selective mowing and no weeding or chemicals. Neighbours think it's a bit odd but I'm more interested in seeing what grows and in attracting insects, and the pay off has been finding Adder's-Tongue growing in the lawn - helpfully identified by Roger when I sent a photo to this site.


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ANGELA McCARDELL
Caramanico Terme, Italy

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DOUGLAS G. MILLER
Moray Firth, Scotland

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JEREMY CUSHING
Devon

I'm a retired history teacher and I'm trying to learn about plant life in Devon.


North Scarp Slope, Harting Down.

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DAWN NELSON
Hampshire

Plants are my life! I am never happier than out finding new and/or familiar ones; and I enjoy encouraging others to share my passion.


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KEITH HARRISON
Sheffield

I am 65, live in north Sheffield, retired and have been a keen walker since I was 14 and regularly have walking holidays in the Lake District and other parts of England, Scotland (including inner and outer Hebrides, Shetland and Orkney), Ireland and Wales as well as Belgium & France. I have holidayed and worked in 27 other countries. I walk every day now and I am usually not without a camera and binoculars. I photograph anything I am not familiar with and try to identify it.


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CLIFF BRAY
Greater Manchester

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JIM BARTON
County Durham

Jim from County Durham is a walker and amateur photographer, who has recently started to take interesting photos of flowers, mushrooms, butterflies, birds and anything else in the natural world that catches his eye.


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SIR RICHARD EYRE
Home Counties

SIR RICHARD EYRE is a director of theatre, film and opera. He was Director of the National Theatre from 1988 to 1997 and recently directed Shakespeare's HENRY IV Part 1 and 2 for BBC TV.


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CHRIS CAFFERKEY
Coalville, Leicestershire

I am a UK based photographer specialising in images of nature. My lens is usually pointed at flowers, landscapes, sunsets, and insects, reflecting my lifelong passion for nature in all its wonderful forms. Fire is also a compelling interest, especially as personal contact with a fire artist gives me the opportunity to experiment with long exposures. Chris Cafferkey Photography

I also do a blog on what I'm up to at my new home in the garden as ChrisCaff


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RACHEL FOLKES' Parents
Devon

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ELIZABETH WHATMOUGH
Oldham, Gtr M/cr.

Amateur gardener and amateur photographer.


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CHRIS CATER
Essex

I enjoy the wild places that this country still has in plenty, even in Essex where I live. I like to explore and discover, watch and observe, and see the surprises that nature so often conjures up. The unexpected is always the most memorable. If an insect lands on a flower you learn more about the insect and more about the flower. You see nature working.


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THOMAS HORSTEN
CC-BY-SA license

You have an excellent website, it was by far the best and most extensive one I found for identifying English wild flowers and weeds. I'm from Denmark originally and a lot of the plants I find in my garden are completely unknown to me (and my dad, who visits from time to time and helps with the gardening)!



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FRED FEE
Newport, South Wales

I'm a retired Patent Examiner who was fortunate enough to move with the job from London to Newport, South Wales. I've always liked the outdoors and spend many a happy day walking alone and with South Gwent Ramblers mostly throughout Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons National Park. I think that it is natural to want to know about all the things that you are looking at whilst out - flowers, birds, creatures, ancient farms, implements, cider and wine. Since I have no artistic connection between the brain and the hands, I have to sample the many local ciders and wines rather than make my own, and have to take photographs rather than paint the natural beauty in abundance in South Wales.


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ROB HOWELLS
Swansea, West Glamorgan

My job is as a web developer and am very interested in Wildflowers. That scores big on the nerd scale! I'm just an amateur, but both myself and the missus enjoy learning & discovering.


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KELLY FINNEY
France

I'm am an amateur orchid enthusiast, I didn't know its name then but I found a pyramidal orchid in my French garden in 2008 and I wondered if that's growing in my garden what else can I find?

I've been sneaking under fences, diving into hedges and braving all kinds of insect life ever since. It's passion number 1 (well after husband, dogs & painting actually)


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CELIA LEWIS
Surrey

I'm an author/illustrator working on a book called Nature Uncovered which is set out monthly, just what you might see on a walk in the country from flowers to birds, insects to - well - anything you (or I!) can think of. This follows on from 3 Illustrated Guides, Chickens, Pigs and the latest, Ducks & Geese, which will be published in July. Lots of paintings on my website.

Celia Lewis - Homepage


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MEL HARDY

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PETE TOWNSEND
Oxford

I live just outside of Oxford and originally studied botany, back in the days when such degrees were offered! Armed with a PhD in plant pathology I went into the IT industry (no jobs for botanists in 1980!) and have been here for the last 32 years. I'm an avid gardener and have maintained a keen interest in the UK flora. I'm hoping to retire soon and so have more time to do what really interests me.


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MAURICE SORE
Suffolk

I am in my mid seventies and have a website The History and Genealogy of Bradley, Suffolk.


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GORDON ANDERSON
Scotland


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EARL SPENCER
Fleet, Hampshire

I am retired and have always had an interest in everything natural being a science teacher for 10 years of my working life in various disciplines. I live in Fleet in Hampshire and spend a lot of time visiting foreign countries and at home on nature tours when photography is a major interest and activity.


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ANTHONY SKELLERN
Cheshire

I make a living working on an Apple Mac, drawing up graphic artwork and illustrations for the advertising and design industry, though I am pretty close to retirement age now! But I'm much happier writing music on the Mac, or scrambling across a hillside searching for wildflowers or butterflies.

I've had an interest in nature since I was a kid, but websites like Roger's have been invaluable in identifying and learning about the plants, birds and bugs I have stumbled upon!


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PHIL OWEN
Shropshire

I'm 63, retired after working for Midlands Electricity, (now called Western Power Distribution), 1st as an Electrician and the last 31 years as an Overhead Linesman.

My hobbies are Crown Green bowling, walking with a group, (only up to about 8 miles, nothing too serious) although I have been a bit restricted after herniating a disc in my back 18 months ago, which has left me with trapped nerves and a weak right leg, but I hobble along, and a season ticket holder at Wolverhampton Wanderers, (although the least said of that the better after this season), and obviously interested in wild flowers & trees and the British countryside etc


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SARAH LANCASTER
West Sussex

I am from Radcliffe originally and I have lived in Greenmount, Tottington and Rammy although I now reside in sunny West Sussex, most of my family are still oop north!


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RICHARD DAVIES
The Fylde, Lancashire

I am a fifty something outdoor type who has suddenly realised that I know nothing about my surroundings. I am trying to make up for my lack of knowledge by photographing things that interest me in the countryside and identifying them later from the comfort of my armchair with a glass of wine.


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DAVE REDFERN
Oxfordshire


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BARNEY CASE
Deal, Kent
64 and recently retired. Newly moved to Deal and enjoying every minute. After a break of some forty odd years have taken to cycling and am so much fitter than when I packed up work.

Hobbies include hunting mushrooms and orchids and watching wildlife in general. As I said above I have taken up cycling. So much easier to get around the byways. I am completing a BA in photograph with OCA. Only person in the family without a degree so thought I'd better get one.


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PAUL BISHOP
Wirksworth, Derbyshire

I am member of both the RSPB and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.


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ROBERT LAVIN

"Rob is a Tutor at the Field Studies Council Centre at Blencathra, Cumbria and spends his days teaching in the hills whilst being trailed by a gaggle of students. He probably doesn't take as many photos as he should."

Field Studies Centre


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DAVE SYMES
South Coast

My name is Arturox

I'm a triffid variant and I like to be out and about looking for strange fellow plants.

I live on the South Coast where it is quite warm, but I don't think they would like me to visit the Isle of Wight.

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DERMOT BAXTER
Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland

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CLAIRE SYKES
near York

I work as a civil servant and enjoy being outdoors walking (with my dog). I'm no photographer (thankful to the phone) and no flower expert hence ending up on this website, with Thanks to Roger's expert knowledge for identifying this plant in my garden.


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ADAM LEE

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DAISY BAILEY
Greater Manchester

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DUANE BRESLAN
Newton Abbot, Devon

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PHILIP HAIGH
Yorkshire

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PHIL & ANN FARRER

My primary interest is photographing birds which means that my cameras are usually fitted with very long focus lenses which are far from ideal for taking good quality photographs of flowers. Often the plant photographs have been taken just in passing while out seeking birds. These plant photographs are used as a bit of side interest in the talks we give on birds.



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RUTH DAWSON
Bad Tölz, Germany



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IAN TAYLOR
Norfolk

This is a photo of me in my garden. I enjoy gardening much more now I have retired, but my main hobby is making short video's of friends when we meet-up for weekends away (that's when I spotted that plant). As most of us are real ale fans and we had just returned from Norwich after a prolonged pub crawl, I was quite surprised that the photo was reasonably in focus.



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LYN SHIRTLIFF
Preston



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ROS DUNLEVEY
Leeds



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STEVE HOSELITZ
Usk, Monmouthshire

We live in South Wales on a small farm and have created a wild flower meadow in our garden by letting it go wild. We cut the grasses once a year in Sept/Oct and take away as much of the cut material as we can (to lower the fertility).

My wife and I are delighted by the appearance of the helleborines - we have had what we think are spotted orchids in April/May for the last three years but this is the first time these two plants have appeared.



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BILL JEFFRIES
Hayes, Middx

Born 20th Aug 1947.

Married for 41 years this year.

We love to walk and take in all that nature has to offer. When not photographing wildlife the next best thing is our grandchildren

Lived all my life in Middx



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PHIL BREW
Colchester

I photograph flowers because they don't fly away.



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SUE KING-SMITH
Dumfries and Galloway

I am a complete novice when it comes to flowers but live in a beautiful part of the world (Dumfries and Galloway) that is full of surprises


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CHRIS TURNER
Sutton Coldfield


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JOHN BRAILSFORD
Fife

Been in forestry and game keeping most of the time, in that time probably planted over a million trees, mind you that has taken around 50odd years as retired now and enjoying going out with camera and family.



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DOUG BROOKS
Norfolk



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PAM MURDEN



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TREVOR GENT
Nottinghamshire

Trevor runs a publishing company, Gingernut Books



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IAN PATERSON

Ian Paterson contributes under the Creative Commons Licence.



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VINCENT LLOYD
Folkestone, Kent

Myself, with my wife, standing in front of the mansion house at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, where my wife works. We had just spent a windy, noisy night in a tent on site after a boozy evening, and we hadn't had much sleep. I like to photograph birds, insects reptiles and wildflowers, and i post a lot of them on flickr. My wife, Sam ('Nature Sam' on Flickr), is a fungi enthusiast.



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MARK DUFFELL


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PAULA O'MEARA
, Eire


Talking to one of the natives I met during a holiday in the Austrian Tyrol 2 years ago which is more interesting, I think, than me alone.

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BRIAN CARROLL
North Yorkshire

After I retired from the RAF in 1984 we settled in Ripon, North Yorkshire near where I was born. I took a part-time job for a few years with a specialist plant nursery which grew things for sale at what was is now the garden of the Royal Horticultural Society in Harrogate. In that period I learned a great deal about botany and created my own garden from scratch round my new home. The garden now contains many unusual plants and shrubs (and a 70ft Wellingtonia) but in 2010, as age takes its toll, it now absorbs most of my energies.

I still get much enjoyment from my computers and particularly from the camaraderie connected with Acorn machines that I have been using since the Atom I built in 1978.



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JUDITH HIND
Keswick, Cumbria



I help look after all the public green spaces in the management of mid sussex district council.

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RUPERT BROWNING
Mid Sussex

I trained at Kew gardens in the 70's but have only relatively recently taken a greater interest in wildflowers. My eldest son is also very keen and much better at remembering the names. I love to go on a walk on the nearby South Downs with him in spring/summer to see what we can see in way of wild flowers - my screensaver at work has now been for many years a great pic of a poppy against the blue sky taken on one such trip. I am a bit of a novice at taking pictures but have another son who is a professional photographer so hope to learn from him.


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GEOFF MERRITT
Hants


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NICK ROCHE
Yaxley, Suffolk



Snow shoeing in Colorado this past April - but not many flowers around!

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ANITA LIGHT
& PETER WILLIAMS
East Leicestershire

There are footpaths at the bottom of Anita's garden, and she and husband Peter Williams, having both recently retired, now have more time to indulge their enjoyment of walking - probably better described as strolling - in the peaceful countryside around their home in an East Leicestersire village. Peter's retirement project is to photograph the local wildlife for the future enjoyment of his granddaughters when, eventually, they are old enough to be taken for walks! Anita is definitely the artistic one - she points Peter in the right direction and he just fires the shutter!



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DAVID KIKODZE
Republic of Georgia

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MARK SMYTH
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DEREK MAYES
Orkney, Scotland

I claim little bio-expertise but I do have an eye for a photograph and a keen eye for the rare and unusual.

I have six acres of Orkney to tend and free peat (for the stove) to extract from the nearby headland.

You won't see many of my pictures here, as I cannot compete with the Roger but I could tell you how to get the best from your camera.



Atop Haystacks, Lake District.

I am smiling because I enjoyed the climb and had no idea just what a swine the descent would prove to be!

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CHRISTINE SHIELD
Newcastle-upon-Tyne

I am a veterinary surgeon, based near Newcastle-upon-Tyne but working around the country. My granny taught me about wild flowers when I was young, but I have forgotten most of those, except for pink and white campion, ragged-robin and dead-nettle. Wild birds are more my particular passion these days, and I also share Roger's interests in narrow-boats and RiscOS.


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BRENT CLARKSON
Greater Manchester

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ROBERT SEAGO
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DAVID PILLING
Blackpool, Lancashire

I am a computer programmer and live in the seaside town of Blackpool (noted for fresh air and fun) in the North West of England.

You can reach me via my web site - www.davidpilling.com


Nepal, Annapurna range in background.

The sunhat in the picture is about 50 years old and much travelled. The wind has blown it off occasionally, but it has always been rescued - so far.

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PHILIP DRAPER

I was encouraged to take an interest in plants from a very early age, by my mother, her brother and my first school (which even gave prizes for collections), and the interest has lasted. I wish I knew more systematic botany, though. Plant-hunting is an excellent accompaniment to mountain walking, provided one has companions who will tolerate the stops. Ideal companions share the interest, because then you can argue about identifications.


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RICHARD DARBY
Hertfordshire

I have worked in Agricultural Research most of my life at several government funded Research Institutes as an Agronomist. Following financial cutbacks I was re-deployed for 12 years as a Health & Safety Officer at Silsoe Research Institute, located in the beautiful environment of Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, until financial cuts closed the Institute and forced retirement.

In addition to farming and occupational health and safety, I am also interested in computers, singing and training dogs.


On Ribblehead Viaduct

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JOHN HARRISON
Wokingham

I learnt a lot about flowers from my mother when I was a child, some of which I have since forgotten. I am by no means an expert. I like plants when I am out walking and I also treat many wild plants that appear in my garden as guests (though a few of the more aggressive ones get treated like enemies). But my interest has to compete with many other things, see: www.jaharrison.me.uk Getting a digital camera changed the way I take pictures, and the type of things I take. I find I take far more pictures of flowers now than I did with film. Even if it is not the reason for taking the camera in the first place, if it looks interesting then it gets taken.


Shell Island, May 2008.

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MARTIN ROSENFIELD
Greater Manchester

I started to photograph plants and wildlife on my many fishing sessions. I met Roger on a camping trip in may 2008 and his passion for wildflowers was infectious, as a result I find a short walk in the country can take me all day.


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JEREMY ROBERTS

Amateur naturalist with particular interest in mountain flowers.


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FRED JOHNSTONE
North Lancashire

Fred is a Lancashire man who bought his first camera from Woolworth's, the sixpenny shop. It cost 1s..6d as it was sold for 6d a part (back, lens and body) not sold separately!

A member of Lancaster Photographic Society, he has been photographer of the year 7 times and black and white photographer of the year 10 times out of the 11 years since it's inception. He vowed never to go digital but in his 80th year the allure was too great for him, he dipped in a toe and then dived in. When he is not winning prizes he is advising others on digital editing and printing.


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JOY AHMAD
North Lancashire

Joy is better acquainted with the weeds in her garden than the cultivars! She was a reluctant photographer but was finally drawn in by stepfather Fred and loved the old black and white printing days with manual cameras. However digital photography proved much handier during her four years working in Asia.



Under Giant Knotweed at Tatton Park

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PAUL BRESLIN
Cheshire


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ROGER HEWITT
Lancashire


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ROGER FODEN
Cheshire

In full wild-flower stalking mode; here on the track of Papaver rhoeas in Samos. The Mediterranean subspecies of corn poppy are striking in their intensity of colour; they are irresistible.


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CELIA FOOTE
Handsacre, Stafordshire

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Enjoying a pint in Hayfield after a bog-trot over Kinder Scout.

All other photos © Roger Darlington (RWD)

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THE AUTHOR
ROGER DARLINGTON (RWD)
Greater Manchester

Roger, the author, first got into photographing flowers after he bought his first digicam in 2002, a Nikon 995, for only after then was it possible to photograph flowers without wasting money on slide film.

Soon afterwards he realised the futility of trying to photograph all the garden flowers since geneticists kept on inventing new ones faster than he could find them. So he switched his attention to wild flowers, which were (approximately) of known and finite number and wouldn't keep on growing, unless watered.

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CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Your own Wild Flower Photos

Your Author has taken on an enormous task, which he finds almost impossible to complete all by himself, and welcomes contributions of photos of flowers from other people, especially those who live far away from Greater Manchester where different flowers may be present. Your Author tries to show the flowers in all stages of development, and at all scales, ranging from a photograph of a whole raft of the flowers in their habitat, down to stem, leaf, fruit and flower detail if possible.

If you have photos of flowers you would like to contribute, please contact me, Roger Darlington, the author of this website, at rogerarm@freeuk.com with a list of flower photographs you have, or are able to take. If there are a lot, I could forward a new USB stick for you to put them all on.

Just to help you in your choice and to give you some idea of what I have been unable to find, here is a small list of the wild flowers that Roger still has not got photographs of, or are well out of his range from Greater Manchester: Bastard Toadflax, Birthwort, Mountain Sorrel, Shrubby Sea-blight, Cyphel, Nottingham Catchfly, Sand Catchfly, Deptford Pink, Larkspur, Pheasant's Eye, Mousetails, Coralroot, Northern Rock-cress, Hutchinsia, Wild Candytuft, Awlwort, Great Sundew, Pitcherplant, Mossy Stonecrop, Yellow Saxifrage, Marsh Saxifrage, Pirri-pirri-burs, Diapensia, Pipewort, Mountain Avens, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Sibbaldia, Purple Milk-vetch, Purple Oxytropis, Wild Liquorice, Sea Pea, Sulphur Clover, Sea Clover, Little Robin, Sea Storks-bill, Chalk Milkwort, Marsh-Mallow, Wavy St John's Wort, White Rock-Rose, Pale Dog-violet, Sea-heath, Six-stamened Waterwort, Dwarf Cornel, Greater Water-parsnip, Scots Lovage, Corky-fruited Water-dropwort, Spignel, Honewort, Corn Parsley, Whorled Caraway, Hogs Fennel, Oxlip, Blue Pimpernels(2), Chaffweed, One-flowered Wintergreens, Dorset Heath, Trailing St Debeocs Heath, Bog Billberry, One-flowered Wintergreen, Serrated Wintergreen, Yellow Bird's-nest, Rock Sea-lavenders, Marsh Gentian, Spring Gentian, Slender Marsh-bedstraw, Wall Bedstraw, Common Dodder, Field Gromwell, Purple Gromwell, Rannoch-Rush, Yellow Oxytropis, Alpine Gentian, Pennyroyal, Knawels, Vervain, Ground Pine, Bastard Balm, Motherwort, Limestone Woundwort, Whorlled Clary, Meadow Clary, Calamint, Basil Thyme, Large Thyme, Deadly Nightshade, Pick-a-back plant, Moth Mullein, Hungarian Mullein, Orange Mullein, Sweet Scabious, Mudwort, Balm-leaved Figwort, Yellow Figwort, Weasel's Snout, Malling Toadflax, Rock Speedwell, Alpine Speedwell, Cornish Moneywort, Small Cow-wheat, Crested Cow-wheat, Small, Cow-wheat, Greater Yellow-rattle, Broomrapes, Large-flowered Butterwort, Pale Butterwort, Twinflower, Round-headed Rampion, Spreading Bellflower, Rampion Bellflower, Masterworts, Flaxes, Heath Lobelia, Cudweeds, Allseed, Catchfly's, Corn Cleavers, Cornsalads, Northern Dead-nettle, Fen Nettle, Fumitorys, Fluellens, Ground-pine, Sea Wormwood, Silver Ragwort, Field Ragwort, Marsh Sow-thistle, Spotted Cat's-ear, Venus's-Looking-Glass(es), Purple Viper's Bugloss, Scottish Asphodel, Martagon Lily, Star-of-Bethlehems, Autumn Squill, Babington's Leek, Solomon's Seals, May Lily, many orchids, Helleborines and Twayblades, Greater Bladderwort, Lesser Water-plantain, Starfruit, Tasselweeds, Eelgrasses, Water Starworts, grasses and sedges, etc... If unsure whether I have it, you could try looking in the Subject Index (last column of the full website, or use the 'Search' function).

This gives you some idea of the great scope there is for more photos. There are over a thousand flowers the Author has still to find let alone trees. All photos gratefully received, and will be acknowledged with tributes. Much like in the above examples each photo will bear a Copyright symbol pertaining to yourself underneath each photo. The Author is sorry he cannot pay for submissions; this website does not generate any revenue and is all done by volunteers (himself and contributors).

Thank you,
Roger Darlington (author of this website)

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