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.
I am pleased to confirm details of my forthcoming book, to be launched in the autumnContinue reading →
On this day in 1771 Gilbert White, whose 300th anniversary we celebrate this year, was thinking about migration. Exactly 245 years later I visited his home on my own spring journey.Continue reading →
Gilbert White was the first modern nature writer, and his studies of less well-known species like the field cricket leave a lasting legacy.Continue reading →
Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne takes the form of 110 letters, 66 of which were addressed to Daines Barrington of London, and 44 to Thomas Pennant of Flintshire. The correspondence with his fellow naturalists was essentially genuine, but as White compiled them years later for publication as a book, he made numerous changes...Continue reading →
It is Gilbert White's tercentenary year in 2020.Continue reading →