In 2014 Jackson Hellewell (then 11) was asked to be a Local Patch Reporter in mid-Hampshire for the BBC Wildlife Magazine. To do this he updated a regular blog identifying and reporting on any nature and wildlife encounters or experiences he had in his local area over the year.
Jackson thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity and agreed to continue to contribute to the Local Patch Reporter Forum that the magazine setup following the success of the LPR campaign. In May 2015 he was proud to be selected as Wildlife blogger of the week by BBC Wildlife Magazine for his coverage of a local fox family.
In December 2015 Jackson was awarded a Highly Commended in the BBC Wildlife Magazine Blogger Awards 2015 (see post).
Jackson continues to share his experiences with you in this blog. If you have the time, please add a comment to a blog post. Jackson would love to hear from you.
Snippets of Jackson in BBC Wildlife Magazine and other Publications
This article featured in the November 2015 edition of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Magazine. Jackson is a member of the Blashford Lakes Young Naturalists group (formerly the Wildlife Rangers) for 13-18 year olds run by the Wildlife Trust. This article gives a taste of some of the activities the group takes part in on a monthly basis. To see the whole article click here. To view one of Jacksons posts about the Young Naturalists click here.