A new dvd created by Derbyshire film maker John Keeling and detailing a year in the life of the county’s wildlife has just been launched.

A Wildlife Journey through Derbyshire and the Peak District, which is on sale at Croots Farm Shop near Duffield, turns the spotlight on a range of animals and birds, including stoats, water voles, badgers, tawny owls, cuckoos and little owls.

The 44-minute film highlights the changing seasons and includes stunning shots, interesting anecdotes and four of John’s poems.

John’s work has previously been featured on BBC’s Springwatch programme.

“The dvd is a journey throughout the year,” said John, who was born and brought up, and still lives, in Ripley. “99% of it was shot in Derbyshire. It’s about what happens at each time of the year, and contains a varied amount of wildlife.”

John began filming for the dvd during the heavy winter of 2010 and it’s taken him two years to complete the project.

Some of the stars of the film are a family of little owls, water voles in Cromford Canal, dippers at Lathkill Dale and a mountain hare.

Steve Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, said: “John’s work is fascinating and we’re very pleased to have the dvd on sale here, along with his book of poetry.”

A Wildlife Journey through Derbyshire and the Peak District is priced £14.99 and is available at Croots Farm Shop.

Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen is open Sundays from 10am to 4pm (café until 3.45pm), and from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (café until 4.30pm). It is closed on Mondays.


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