My blog

This is where I share updates on my writing and conservation work, thoughts on topical conservation issues, and news about nature and the artists who are inspired by it.  Sometimes I blog about other stuff, too.

Gilbert White 2020

It is Gilbert White's tercentenary year in 2020.

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Oktoberfeste

I'm looking forward to speaking at three very different festivals coming up in October.

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New talks added

My talks page has been updated with details of events scheduled for this autumn and winter, and into spring next year.

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Sounds wonderful

From an insect whose courtship song suffuses the heathland soundscape, to a bird which has inspired more classical and romantic writing than any other, June looks like being a song-filled month.

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Dream of the Field Cricket

For an insect that spends almost all of its time underground, the field cricket has an elusive charisma, on account of its evocative 'song'. A unique event will celebrate this miniature sound-maker.

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PLACE

On Saturday 6th April I will be speaking a conference along with other conservationists presenting personal views of the changing nature of conservation. I will argue that we need radical change, because our current conservation model isn't working.

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Wild Justice – a much needed new NGO

"If you are breaking the law, if the law is weak, if the law is flawed - we are coming for you"

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Big Cat Diaries 2: Lions in the Village

"If, in the morning, you see a lion's face, it is auspicious - it will be a good day"

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Big Cat Diaries 1: Leopards on the Streets

"We had not descended far when the beam reflected back two cats’ eyes, like stationary fireflies against the black of the forest."

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North Cornwall Book Festival talk podcast

Last month’s North Cornwall Book Festival was memorable, and the talks are available as podcasts for those who missed it. ...

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