Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story is written by me and children's author Sean Taylor, illustrated by Cinyee Chiu. A young boy shares his woodland adventure and discovers where life disappears to in winter. This is a story of childhood wonder, enriched with science, natural history and incredible creatures. On sale in book shops / online from Sept 17. I will be giving a talk for children in the Wild Zone at BirdFair this year, about this book. Birdfair is a national 3-day event celebrating nature and raising funds for conservation. You can book tickets for Birdfair on this link: here.
I will be running two ecology courses in Bristol this autumn for the public, aimed at beginners, hosted by Avon Wildlife Trust: Tree identification - Sept 27. Wildlife ponds - Oct 5. We will look at identification skills, ecology and management. Booking for the tree course is now live, via Avon Wildlife Trust on this LINK.
I joined other speakers for a public evening of talks in Bristol on July 10, alongside author and campaigner Anna Hughes, MEP Molly Scott Cato and airport campaigner Libby Scott. Anna is steering the UK Flight Free 2020 campaign. More on Anna's campaign here. An article by me on this topic was published by The Ecologist here.
I am an occasional guest on Bristol City FM radio's weekly Wednesday wildlife shows, called Shepherds Way, discussing all manner of wildlife topics - winter wildflower ecology, bees, gardens, the City Nature Challenge, how to be a naturalist and get better at wildlife recording, upcoming talks and more. You can listen back on this link: here.
I aim to bring wildlife closer, help us improve our understanding of it, conserve it and provide guidance on resolving conflict. Based in Bristol, I offer a range of services in ecology consultancy, science, publishing, teaching and nature discovery. I am also the founder of One by One Conservation, an environmental campaign group.