In the beginning
I thought it would be helpful to explain a little more about the background to APW. In the mid 1980’s I set up and ran an urban nature conservation project in East Anglia. It was one of the first in the country. It provided work experience and training for the long term unemployed. A socially worthwhile aim combined with a strong remit to improve the local environment for people and wildlife.
I really got to like East Anglia but in the late 1980’s I moved away to work in various roles. In 2011, I returned and started developing Anglian Parks and Wildlife. I wanted to use and and share the experience I had gained after a varied career primarily in the recreational and wildlife land management sector. I felt it was important to put something back into the sector that continues to be both my career and personal interest.
Anglian Parks and Wildlife is best thought of as a wrapper for all the activities I do when I am not working directly for an employer. Since 2015 I have been developing as a semi-professional photographer supplying various microstock agencies. I have always been an avid photographer but stock photography has a much more commercial emphasis. During the time of the covid pandemic most of my usual work stopped as so much of it was face to face. Not content with that I reviewed the services I offer and I have significantly reduced the range of services I provide and focussed more on my core activity of adult environmental education, advice and photography.
I have a number of new projects I am now working on to keep moving forward with new challenges.
Podcast – I’m not new to broadcasting having developed the skills during the time I was doing regular radio shows. I really enjoyed those and want to do more. I’m a real science and wildlife communicator.
Events and fairs – I have started to attend these to sell framed pictures and canvases direct to customers. It’s a new skill set learning about printing, framing and presentation which I’m enjoying immensely.