Page of Life

โ€œEvery aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe.” Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980.

Welcome to Peter Hillman’s Nature Journeys. This is a journal and showcase of Pete’s encounters with the wonders of the natural world. As an amatuer photographer and wildlife enthusiast living in South Staffordshire, England, he has taken thousands of photographs recording over 1200 species of flora and fauna which are featured here on this site.


Badger Meles meles
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Wall Lizard Podarcis muralis
Common Frog Rana temporaria
Shanny Lipophrys pholis juvenile


Golden-bloomed Longhorn Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola
Mites & Ticks
Phalangium opilio female
Common Garden Snails (Cornu aspersum)
Slugs, Snails & Bivalves
White-legged Millipede Tachypodoiulus niger
Centipedes & Millipedes
Enchytraeidae Potworm


Common Dog-violet Viola riviniana
Wild Flowers
Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers
Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus)
Grasses, Sedges & Rushes
Hartโ€™s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)
Ferns & Horsetails
Redshank Moss Ceratodon purpureus
Mosses & Liverworts


Common Rustgill Gymnopilus penetrans
Coral Slime Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Slime Moulds
Golden Shield Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)


Robin's Pincushion (Diplolepis rosae)
Plant Galls
Perfoliate Pondweed Potamogeton perfoliatus
Freshwater Life
Witches Butter Nostoc commune
Snakelocks Anemone (Anemonia viridis)
Coastal Life

16 thoughts on “Page of Life

  1. I thought I had missed your important blog posts. Whatever the reason for the break, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for an absolutely phenomenal effort to spread knowledge, about the diversity in our small world and about which most people know nothing. An extremely ambitious work with searchable text and image. Thank you for what you have done for a part of humanity, but above all for the “inhuman” ecosystem.

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    • Thank you so much Hans for such a lovely encouraging comment! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am taking a break from things, but hope to be back soon. I hope all is well with you there. Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Wow, it’s GREAT that we found your blog. We will surely come back and use it for looking up different animals and plans.
    Thank you so much for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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