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.

BBC Radio Bristol

I joined other speakers for a public evening of talks in Bristol in July, alongside author and campaigner Anna Hughes, MEP Molly Scott Cato and airport campaigner Libby Scott. Anna is steering the UK Flight Free 2020 campaign, which I support. More on Anna's campaign here. An article by me on this topic was published by The Ecologist here.

Story time

Sean Taylor and I will join other authors and artists at Bristol's exciting new children's Storytale book festival this month. Find us on October 28 at 11am down in the woods at Arnos Vale. Details

On Dec 7 at 11am we will be at Storysmith book shop on North Street.

Wildlife shows on Bristol City FM

Winter Sleep - our new book!

Bringing wildlife closer

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 now in good book shops & online. ​

More info here.

Thanks to presenter Steve Yabsley for our eco chat on BBC Radio Bristol in October. It is available on this link for a brief period. It starts at 33 mins:
www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07m70f2
We discussed: ecology, our environmental mess, dormice, why Sean Taylor and I wrote Winter Sleep, wild things happening in the woods, the power of one, social shift, plastic attack and why I'm #flightfree.

Independent Ecologist, Freelance Journalist, Educator, Author

Climate change, flying, the media & us