The flora and wildlife of a Peak District garden and its environs – Peter Bull – 19 July 2021

Peter Bull is a retired ENT Surgeon.  He practised in Sheffield but now pursues a passion for photography.  He lives on the western edge of Hathersage overlooking the Hope Valley, Stanage Edge and Hathersage Moor.


Peter has a gift for taking superb photographs of wildlife and flora.  His display of over one photographs included subjects found in his garden and within a mile of his house.

As the title of his talk indicates, the photographs were all taken whilst we have been in lockdown starting in March 2020 and continuing up to this month.

Whilst his audience looks in awe at the wonderful photographs of birds, Peter has included a recording of the song of subject to make his talk even more fascinating.  He has two ponds in his garden and he has photographed all the ingredients for the witches brew from Macbeth.  He starts with primroses, a Black Bird, a Jay, a Dunnock and a Willow Warbler before showing superb images of butterflies. He proceeds to show different images grouped on a monthly basis.  This gves a big range of habitat from birds and dragonflies on the bank of the River Derwent by Leadmill Bridge in summer to stags and white hares in the winter moorland.

What is so memorable about Peter’s talk is not only the brilliant photography but the enormous range of animals and flora to be found within a mile of his house.