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Kate MacRae

  I have always been wild about natural history... in fact for as long as I can remember it has been part of my life. 

  Even though I grew up in SE London, I was always watching the birds that visited our garden or enjoying the wildlife in Greenwich Park.. one of my favourite haunts. 

  My interest continued, through university where I did my teaching degree. I even had bird feeders outside my student digs in the centre of Derby! I spent time outside whenever I could, watching water voles in the local river and photographing in the parks. My teaching degree, specialising in Environmental Education, gave me my first chance to share my love of the natural world with young people.
  'If you love what you do, you will never work again....' I am very lucky to now find myself in a position where my work is all involved with what I love; working with wildlife and sharing my passion and enthusiasm with all ages.

I have been a primary teacher for over 30 years and up until recently, I taught part-time in a large Nuneaton  Junior school, where I was in charge of learning outside of the classroom and the developments of our school grounds.  This work is now carried out within a consultancy capacity in a variety of schools, helping them to maximise outdoor spaces for learning. I am passionate about enthusing young people about the natural world.


My other consultancy work is all wildlife-based and takes me to all sorts of wildlife locations. The wildlife in my own garden and at Yew View, a private site I manage for wildlife, is still fundamental to my passions and forms a big part of my work. My move to rural wales will give me even more space to expand my passion!


I also film lots of wildlife with all different sorts of cameras and this work has also led me to be on BBC Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Countryfile, Midlands Today and others.

Mike Dilger and me at BirdFair Rutland.J

With Mike Dilger at BirdFair


Filming for BBC Countryfile with Ellie Harrison


Filming for BBC Springwatch with Michaela Strachan


Filming for BBC Countryfile with Ellie Harrison

I am hoping that I can use my experience and knowledge to encourage parents and children to engage with the wonderful British wildlife that is right on our doorsteps. From live wildlife cameras, to fun wildlife challenges, I hope to help you discover the joys of our natural world.  

I hope you enjoy sharing my wildlife journeys with me.

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