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Natural History

#SteveReviews: The Ivory Game

With the ongoing lockdown, I’ve had more time to sit down and watch more nature documentaries in Netflix. One of those is The Ivory Game which focusses on the illegal ivory trade between Africa and China. Now this isn’t new…

#SteveReviews: Beak and Brain

For a long time, as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the unique fauna of New Zealand. Thankfully I was given the opportunity to visit earlier this year and see some it for myself. I wish I…

#SteveReviews: Absurd Planet!

I recently found out about a new wildlife documentary series on Netflix called Absurd Planet! that was released earlier in April this year. The number of nature documentaries coming out at the moment is just what I need to see…

#StevesLibrary: The Secret Network of Nature

Once again I find myself reading the natural history writings of German author Peter Wohlleben, thankfully though they’ve been translated into English. After reading the other two books in his bestselling ‘Mysteries of Nature’ trilogy The Hidden Life of Trees…

#SteveReviews: Blackfish

After taking a week long break to focus on more pressing matters, I’m back to tackle something a number of people have been asking for over the past 6 months or so. If you hadn’t guessed already, it is my…

#SteveReviews: Blue Planet 2

Due to ongoing events, I’ve been trying to keep to a regular schedule of posts since the lockdown began. This is partly to keep you guys entertained but also to help build a routine for me to follow. With this…

#StevesLibrary: Being a Beast

There are some books that leave you speechless when you read them, Being a Beast certainly is one of them. It had been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years gathering dust and now feel like the right…

#SteveReviews: Dancing with the Birds

Netflix has taken a plunge into wildlife film making in recent times. Last year we had the moving Our Planet narrated by Sir David Attenborough but 2019 also gave us Dancing with the Birds (which is also produced by the…

#SteveReviews: Dynasties

Many of you will be aware of Dynasties, the 2018 nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The series has five episodes, each one focusses on a different vulnerable but well-known species from the chimpanzee to tiger. The whole…

#SteveReviews: Spy in the Wild

For those of you who aren’t aware of the BBC series Spy in the Wild, the premise is simple. Each episode uses a number of animatronic spy cameras that thanks, to increasing levels of technology and miniaturisation, are disguised as…