Hill & Dale: My Shropshire Year

Discover the beauty and variety of Shropshire's species and landscapes in this collection by wildlife photographer Andrew Fusek Peters.

This jill hare had been coming into this upland garden for two years and hid her leverets in the kitchen borders and came in from the fields at dusk to feed her leveret. This behaviour has rarely been photographed. © Andrew Fusek Peters

About Hill & Dale: My Shropshire Year

Hill & Dale: My Shropshire Year is a celebration throughout the months of the year of Shropshire wildlife and landscape alongside the nature writing and the stories behind the photos.

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From incredible shots of the moon rising over the Stiperstones to butterflies and birds in flight, roosting dragonflies and reflected starling murmurations, the ultra-rare capture of hare suckling a leveret and siskins caught in an aerial battle, Andrew shows us the wonders of his home county. “A gem of a book, packed full of truly stunning photographs,” Iolo Williams.

About Andrew Fusek Peters

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Andrew Fusek Peters. © James Russell

Andrew Fusek Peters is a wildlife and landscape photographer whose main focus over the last seven years has been his native Shropshire. His photos regularly appear in the national papers and photography and countryside magazines.

He has spent the last six years documenting the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones nature reserves for the National Trust and Natural England leading to his book Upland and the first Long Mynd National Trust guidebook. View more his images on his website.

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To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.


A female black darter dragonfly covered in dew. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A female black darter dragonfly covered in dew. © Andrew Fusek Peters
The siskins fighting over feeders in the garden. © Andrew Fusek Peters
The siskins fighting over feeders in the garden. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A female greater spotted woodpecker feeding her chick. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A female greater spotted woodpecker feeding her chick. © Andrew Fusek Peters
As this hare came through the bluebells, I I stayed still until it was almost close enough to touch. © Andrew Fusek Peters
As this hare came through the bluebells, I stayed still until it was almost close enough to touch. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A four-spotted chaser dragonfly roosting at sunset on the Long Mynd. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A four-spotted chaser dragonfly roosting at sunset on the Long Mynd. © Andrew Fusek Peters
An adult robin feeding its hungry chick in my garden. © Andrew Fusek Peters
An adult robin feeding its hungry chick in my garden. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A male and female salmon leaping over the weir at Ashford Carbonel. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A male and female salmon leaping over the weir at Ashford Carbonel. © Andrew Fusek Peters
Moonrise over Manstone Rock, Stiperstones. © Andrew Fusek Peters
Moonrise over Manstone Rock, Stiperstones. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A green woodpecker parent cleaning the nest. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A green woodpecker parent cleaning the nest. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A painted lady butterfly taking flight in my garden. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A painted lady butterfly taking flight in my garden. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A little owl perched in the evening on an old abandoned farm building. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A little owl perched in the evening on an old abandoned farm building. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A pony at dawn on the Long Mynd with a view to the Wrekin. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A pony at dawn on the Long Mynd with a view to the Wrekin. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A spotted flycatcher nested in our electric meter and brought in a ringlet butterfly for the hungry chicks. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A spotted flycatcher nested in our electric meter and brought in a ringlet butterfly for the hungry chicks. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A perfect dusk meant the starling murmuration was reflected in flooded fields as they came into roost at Whixall Moss. © Andrew Fusek Peters
A perfect dusk meant the starling murmuration was reflected in flooded fields as they came into roost at Whixall Moss. © Andrew Fusek Peters
One of the cygnets getting a ride from mum at Walcoot Lake. © Andrew Fusek Peters
One of the cygnets getting a ride from mum at Walcoot Lake. © Andrew Fusek Peters
This jill hare had been coming into this upland garden for two years and hid her leverets in the kitchen borders and came in from the fields at dusk to feed her leveret. This behaviour has rarely been photographed. © Andrew Fusek Peters
This jill hare had been coming into this upland garden for two years and hid her leverets in the kitchen borders and came in from the fields at dusk to feed her leveret. This behaviour has rarely been photographed. © Andrew Fusek Peters
The feeders in my garden attracted many birds including this robin. © Andrew Fusek Peters
The feeders in my garden attracted many birds including this robin. © Andrew Fusek Peters
This tawny owl chick was trying out its wings at dusk. © Andrew Fusek Peters
This tawny owl chick was trying out its wings at dusk. © Andrew Fusek Peters
Great spotted woodpecker leaving the nest. © Andrew Fusek Peters
Great spotted woodpecker leaving the nest. © Andrew Fusek Peters
Hill & Dale: My Shropshire Year, by Andrew Fusek Peters. Published by Yew Tree Press.
Hill & Dale: My Shropshire Year, by Andrew Fusek Peters. Published by Yew Tree Press.