About David

I am an Incidental Naturalist.

My passion is for the nature that thrives around us; spending time in wild places brings me joy and fills me with energy for life.

I also have an insatiable appetite for travel. When these two passions collide, bucket-list experiences of the natural world are possible. In sharing these adventures, I hope that you will find your own inspiration to connect with nature.

Great wildlife encounters occur through careful intent, but we sometimes overlook opportunities incidental to daily life. You never know what you will see on a holiday, in the garden or even on the daily commute to work.

My wildlife encounters are achieved on a budget, while holding down a regular job and being part of a family. My job involves occasional travel which provides some incidental nature experiences. I’m far from a professional naturalist and rarely have the time to capture the golden hue of the early morning sunlight in my photography.

When I’m not peering through a lens, or sitting confronted by a blank Word document, I am enjoying family time, great food and new cultural encounters.

Enjoy, comment or contact me.

David

I am on Twitter and Instagram as @incnaturalist

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  1. Hi David, We share a similar interest in urban wildlife species. Isn’t it intriguing finding the ‘niche’ ecosystems which thrive within a city? I shall enjoy reading of your experiences. Liz.

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  2. Hi David,
    Thanks for following and reading my blog. I love what you’ve written about your experiences with nature being found in many places. It’s what I have found in my own life and I try to encourage others to enjoy the natural world wherever that may be. A beautiful blog by the way! I look forward to delving further into it. Best wishes.

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  3. Hi David, I stumbled on your blog much the same way I stumbled through getting mine up and running. A lovely site, with beautiful photographs and a common sentiment 🙂 Look forward to following you 🙂 Leah

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  4. I enjoyed your blog — we share similar interests! Keep it up, I look forward to following it.

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  5. David, you have quite a talent – both in the written word and your photographic skills. I thoroughly enjoyed scanning through your posts and look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

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  6. You have an AWESOME blog! *_* ❤ Loved it!! ❤
    Just speechless! BEAUTIFUL pictures! 😀

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  7. What you said really resonates with me. I will put you on my list. For some nature is a necessity.

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  8. Nice man! Keep up the good work!

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  9. Hey thanks for following my blog! I didn’t have time to look at any of your posts yesterday, but I was just looking at some a few minutes ago, and I’m definitely gonna follow you! Great work! I just scheduled a post for tomorrow thanking you for helping me reach my goal of 25 followers. I also put a link to here in my post. Hopefully it will get you some more likes and follows. If you would ever like me to guest write on your blog about something or would like any tips on blogging, feel free to ask me. I’ve been doing this for almost half a year, so I’ve learned a few tips and tricks.

    Also, I just had a few questions. First, how long have you been doing this blog and how many followers do you currently have? Second, I saw you were featured on freshly pressed. Did WordPress notify you when you were put there? And how did you get that “Featured on freshly pressed” sticker thing?

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    • Hi Evan, thanks for the comment and for the link share. I will take a look at more of your work when I have a little more time. I have been blogging for about 4 months, and after a slow start, I now get quite a lot of engagement. I have just under 2k followers at the moment, which is great as the aim here is to promote awareness of the nature around us. WP did notify me when I was freshly pressed and the sticker automatically appears in your widgets within 24 hours of being featured.

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      • wow. Nice! How did you get so many followers so quickly? I’ve been going for 6 months almost, and I only have 25 followers…
        I think I scheduled I scheduled the post with your link to publish tomorrow.

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      • Don’t worry about followers, Evan. The title of your blog suggests that you have something unique, original or just interesting to say about being out in nature and how you feel when you’re there. If you focus on writing those things into each post and on being you then followers will definitely come. Use Twitter and Facebook, too. When I wrote a post about Hummingbirds in the San Fran Botanical Gardens, I told them on their FB page and they shared it. Good for them, good for me. Just keep writing.

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      • Alright, I’ll definitely do that soon. And hmm, I haven’t thought about that. Good way to spread the news, by telling people when you write about their thing. Thanks for answering my question man! Great talking with you!

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  10. You have an awesome blog here David. It’s always nice to find a fellow nature lover. It’s also nice that your blog is beautiful and all of the contents are easily accessible! I just started a new blog to share my minimalist, nature-esque travel and my experience volunteering in Alaska with the whale biologists at Glacier Bay National Park!!

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the world!

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  11. Your pictures are really beautiful and it feels good to read about Nature 🙂 Thank you!

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  12. Beautiful blog and very informative.

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  13. Hello David, me am French saddens for the faults I find your really great blog with of magnificent photograph.
    Your desire(envy) to travel and to discover our nature so beautiful and so rich is really inspirante!!
    Good luck, I am going to follow you by very meadows!

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  14. Hi from a blogger in Australia. So thankful I found your wonderful blog, full of the things that I love most – travel and wildlife. I look forward to enjoying many more of your wonderful images.

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  15. I wonder, who took your picture? 😛

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  16. You thought I said you were a bird? Lol and delete the double comment

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  17. Hey David, nice story! We look forward to seeing more stories! Keep in touch, following! Lets see how we can help wildlife these days!

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  18. Thanks for following my blog, David. Your photos are wonderful, and I look forward to following you, too !

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  19. Hi David,

    I just wanted to share with you that I nominated you for the Bloggers Recognition Award! Thank you for such inspiration!

    https://jamjen2000.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/bloggers-recognition-award/

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  20. Thanks for the follow, David. You have a great blog with an interesting topic and beautiful photography. I look forward to follow you into the future.
    All the best from the North,
    Dina

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