Wildlife artist to launch blog

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The everyday lives of some of the shiest creatures on the Yorkshire Wolds are to become national news via a new nature blog for BBC Wildlife Magazine, one of the world’s most prestigious natural history titles.

And reporting on the secret world of badgers, deer, owls and other wildlife on the Wolds is wildlife artist and former Woldgate College pupil Robert Fuller.

Mr Fuller is one of 20 nature enthusiasts around the country selected to make up a panel of local patch reporters bringing real stories about nature from their backyards.

It is hoped that his blog will offer an artist’s perspective on the comings and goings of the country’s most inconspicuous creatures.

Mr Fuller spends much of his time watching and photographing birds and animals in the wild in order to study new subject matter for his paintings, which are on permanent exhibit at his gallery in Thixendale.

He also works hard at encouraging many species to visit him. So far tawny owls, kestrels and even barn owls regularly visit his garden in exchange for titbits or a home.

Now he will be reporting each week on how these creatures and others living in the valleys on the Wolds are faring.

It is hoped that the BBC Wildlife Magazine blog will give a year-long flavour on the state of nature in the UK.

Already Robert Fuller has reported on the courting season of foxes and on a buzzard feeding station he set up to in in Thixendale in order to get close to these birds of prey.

Readers can follow the blog online at www.discoverwildlife.com or on Robert E Fuller’s website, www.robertefuller.com/blog.