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From James Blake Associates Field Ecologist to the next David Attenborough!

Our farewell to Field Ecologist Isaac Stirling is bittersweet.  Isaac has been a brilliant member of the team here at James Blake Associates – always committed in his work, and his passion for ecology.  (His jokes however, leave a little bit to be desired…only joking Isaac!)  We will miss him as a valuable member of staff at JBA, but he is parting us to fulfil a big ambition – and one that’s not easily come by.

Isaac has been accepted on the Wildlife Filmmaking course at the University of West of England, Bristol.  This postgraduate degree has been co-designed by UWE academics and producers, directors and production managers from the BBC’s world renowned Natural History Unit (NHU).   Thousands apply for this course, but only a small number of places are offered.  Isaac successfully secured one of those coveted places.

Isaac has been producing his own wildlife films for some time now – imparting in each one, his vast knowledge of wildlife and conservation.  His talents have now been recognised, and we couldn’t be more proud at James Blake Associates.  We wish him every success for the future and look forward to seeing his inspiring films on the BBC.

Here is one of Isaac’s films – ‘The Ants and the Honeydew’, a brief tale of a colony of ants living under a lemon tree, and their intriguing relationship with aphids and honeydew.

James Blake Ecologist enters into film-making

The next Attenborough?