Nature Boy Journal
Browse my collection of journal entries documenting my observations and thoughts as I explore the natural world. Tag along as we venture into ancient woodlands and wild heathlands, lifting up logs and taking in the wonders of wildlife.
I’ve taken to journeying out solo into the wild places of Britain local to me, and realising that some of the most wonderful moments in life can come from simply seeking out the nature in your immediate surroundings.
I’ve lived in cities all my life. First London, and now Southampton to study. I think that’s why I’ve always felt so drawn to the natural world - for me, it’s an escape. A breath of sweeter winds, distant from the cacophonous bitter air that lingers in the city streets. I wake up, pack my little green backpack with only the essentials. A camera, water, and chocolate (of course). And then I set out on the train and watch the monotone urban veil give way to sprawling forests and verdant fields. High-rise towers, replaced by quaint towns and dry-stone walls and little rivers.
It’s the draw of the wilds that made me forsake that dour moniker ‘City Boy’. Damn my roots, damn London, damn the cities! I want to be Nature Boy. After countless adventures in woodlands and nature reserves, I've decided to bring you all along with me via this online journal in the hopes I can inspire you to head out into the natural world and fall in love with it as I did.
I'm Leo, owner and presenter of Natural World Facts, and I'm a bit mad about wildlife! Since a very young age growing up in London, I sought out the wild places as an escape and fell in love with exploring and learning about the natural world. Now, I invite you along with me.