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Saturday 26 May 2018 10:00

Your chance to see a range of stunning images captured by Phil Barnett in his first ever exhibition of the plants and wildlife that occupy his local patch in Lancashire.

The exhibition is on display in the Visitor Centre from Saturday 26 May - Sunday 8 July.

Phil's dad made him a nesting box when he was 7. Blue tits occupied it straight away and he has been fascinated by wildlife ever since. A decade of illness largely confined Phil to his house. His patch was the view through the windows which he began photographing and documenting the wildlife that lived there.

Today, much recovered Phil has held on to his fascination of the patch, now expanded through daily walks to a large area of ordinary countryside in South Lancashire.

Phil says of his work, "The great thing about having a patch is that it concentrates the mind. You get to really know your own little corner of the world. My illness gave me the impetus to fully explore patch's wildlife, and so aspects of nature have unfolded themselves in wonderful and unexpected ways".

When Phil isn't photographing his patch, he makes his living as web designer. He also not a bad cook, quite good at painting and makes electronic so-called 'music' under the name Squinancywort. Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music seem to quite like the music having featured it several times.

Find out what else we have organised for during our wildife weeks #NBGwildweeks

Who is it suitable for?

All ages

What does it cost?

Nothing - its free.

Do I need to book a place?

No - just come along and enjoy.


Venue Details

Visitor Centre