Simon King

Simon King

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Simon King is a widely renowned wildlife filmmaker whose passion for the natural world is evident through his highly engaging and visually spectacular programmes. With over 30 years experience as a wildlife cameraman and presenter, Simon has developed a sound reputation as an expert in his field and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including EMMY, BAFTA and RTS.

Simon’s most recent area of focus has been Scotland’s dramatic Shetland Isles, and his newfound enthusiasm for the area has led him to relocate to the Isles for a year with his family. His move and exploration was documented in the programme ‘Simon King’s Shetland Diaries’ which was broadcasted at prime time on BBC2 in 2010.

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Another reason to leave sections of your lawn uncut; ladybird larvae have been munching aphids all spring and summer. Now they look for places to pupate and tall grass stems are perfect. Soon they’ll emerge as adult ladybirds https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/#wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature

This glorious blackcap has been singing outside my window for over a week now. Belter of a song (with blackbird backing vocals) #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #wildlife #nature https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/

Roe deer love eating bramble leaves. They do an important job maintaining moderate growth in plants like these. Every wild spirit has its role in the balance of a healthy ecosystem #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #nature #ecosystem #wildlife

Each day brings new splendour to the #wildflower patch - now including stridulating meadow grasshoppers (put your volume up) #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #nature #wildlife https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/shop/fieldcraft-and-guides/field-guides/native-wildflower-seeds-for-butterflies/ https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/shop/fieldcraft-and-guides/field-guides/native-wildflower-seeds-for-pollinating-bees/

The Curve Nester is good for more than birds; Tree Bumblebees (Bombus hypnorum) first arrived in the UK in 2001, spreading north from continental Europe. They make the most of suitable nest boxes to raise their brood https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/shop/wild-birds/nestboxes-and-nesting/simon-king-curve-cavity-nest-box/ #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature

The roe deer kid reveals itself at last, as seen from the bathroom window! Mum leaves this wee beauty alone for hours on end. If you come across a young roe deer, apparently alone, please leave it as you found it #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #nature #wildlife

For those of you wishing to see a before and after comparison of the wee wildflower patch.. here it is. Most (not all) of you asked politely. https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/ #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #wildflowers #nature #wildlife #rewilding

This lovely lady is hanging out just beyond the garden. Roe does give birth in May / June, often to twins. No sign of this female’s kids yet but you never know #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #wildlife #birdingathome #nature

Just before lockdown I sowed this wee patch with wildflower seeds. It’s bloomin’ lovely now! https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/shop/bees-insects/solitary-bees/new-interactive-solitary-bee-hive/ #wildlifeforwellbeing #wildflowers #zeissnature #birdingathome #nature #bees

I’m thrilled to have been invited to join the launch event on the @ocrexams consultation on what a new GCSE in Natural History may look like. Starts at 17.15 today #gcsenaturalhistory

Hi everyone - this links to the correct bee house! Make your garden friendly for solitary bees. Both mason and leaf cutter bees will use these hives https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/shop/bees-insects/solitary-bees/new-interactive-solitary-bee-hive/ #bees #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #nature #birdingathome #wildflowers

Make your garden friendly for solitary bees. Both mason and leaf cutter bees will use these houses or any hole of the correct diameter drilled into a wooden block https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/shop/bees-insects/solitary-bees/solitary-bee-hive/ #bees #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #nature #birdingathome #wildflowers

The first corn chamomile bloom already attracting a thick-legged flower beetle, munching on the pollen. It’s going to be a FEAST! #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #wildflowers #rewilding #nature

Like the first guests to arrive at what promises to be a vibrant party, the first blooms are showing their faces from the wildflower seeds I planted back in March. Cornflower and corn chamomile venturing forth #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #wildflower #nature

If you’re lucky enough to have hedgehogs visiting your garden they’d benefit from your help https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/shop/mammals-and-amphibians/hedgehogs/illuminated-hedgehog-feeder/ #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature

This is what can happen when you DON’T mow the lawn! #wildlifeforwellbeing #wildflowers #zeissnature #birdingathome #nature

We welcome the judgement in the High Court against the NFU, on the Government decision to not issue a badger cull licence in Derbyshire. 🦡️

Read our full response to the news 👇

#CanTheCull #ProjectVaccinate @DerbyshireBEVS
https://www.brockbase.com/post/high-court-ruling-against-the-national-farmers-union-derbyshire-cull-decision

Good news and bad news... The great tit chicks have hatched but it’s looking like a single parent family #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #wildlife #nature

The lawn I’m currently responsible for; The first time it’s remained uncut through the spring and summer for many decades and Ox-eye daisy, birds-foot trefoil and speedwell just a few of the glorious wildflowers #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #birdingathome #wildflowers

Yesterday’s super flower moonrise. I feel so privileged to experience the passing natural cycles that are all around us, every day. #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #supermoon #birdingathome