My name is Ross Gardner.  I was born and still live in Essex and work in environmental education.

The natural world has held a deep fascination for me since a very young age.  Even within the more impinged expanses of the British landscapes, such a fascination can be fuelled and perpetuated, always with the promise of new discovery.  It is this that has led me towards writing as a way of expressing a life’s passion.

Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines). Little Cornard, Suffolk. Ross Gardner, 2011.


  1. Congratulations, Ross!

    I have nominated your blog for the Awesome Blog Content award.

    More about this nomination is at


    • Many thanks indeed for your kind recognition.

      • Well deserved 🙂 All the best fort you and your blog!

  2. What a great blog! I wanted to say thank you very much for your patience and excellent input throughout my class’s residential this week as your knowledge and good sense of humour inspired many. This blog is absolutely amazing. 😃

    • Thanks Kathryn. Your compliments are much appreciated. I’m very glad you liked the blog and I am pleased also that you enjoyed your stay with us this week. Inspiration is the key and any small difference made means much, which, as a teacher, is something you would know better than most. See you on your next resi perhaps.

  3. Thank you , we will see whether I stay in the same year group next year. If so, then I will be there! I think the biggest mystery of all was Mr Blunt! They just couldn’t stop speculating about him!!

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