Pete Mella's writing portfolio

Stuff I've written. All my opinions are my own, not those of any current or former employers.

Wildlife to Watch for in Winter

“The winter months in Britain may seem bleak, but some birds actually come here in preference to even harsher winters in northerly areas such as Scandinavia. Here are some of the most distinctive species you may see.”

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November 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Wildlife To Watch For In Summer

“The summer months are a great time to see butterflies taking to the air. One of our largest and most beautiful is the Painted Lady, a gorgeous species with orange, black and white wings…”

July 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Dawn Chorus

“This issue isn’t so much a ‘Wildlife to Watch For’ as a ‘Wildlife to Listen For’! The dawn chorus is one of the greatest natural experiences in Britain…”

April 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Encounters With Waxwings

“Sheffield seems to be something of a Mecca for waxwings, which arrive in most winters to gobble up
the Steel City’s rowan and cotoneaster berries. Despite this fact, and me living there all my life, I’d
never seen one of these Scandinavian beauties…”

December 22, 2009 · Leave a comment

Challenging Our Climate?

“Whenever there’s a particularly balmy summer’s day in Sheffield you can guarantee one thing. Someone on a tram or the bus will pipe up a comment along the lines of: ‘If this what global warming’s all about then I’m all for it!'”.

December 23, 2006 · Leave a comment