Wild flower, tree & ecology courses

I support campaigners who are against increasing carbon-heavy aviation and its promotion in the media. Last year I joined speakers for talks in Bristol on flying less, alongside author / 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.

Climate change, flying, the media & us

Story time

I write about, teach and do ecology. 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.

In August issue of BBC Wildlife magazine I've explored calls for reforms to transform urban green spaces and bring back their lost wildlife, and the history of why many of them are ecologically barren compared to what they could be. There are exciting plans linked to this, which will mean wild flowers grow in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and climate activists. 

The short training courses I run each year are on hold for the time being due to Covid-19. I hope to announce more teaching dates soon with Avon Wildlife Trust at Grow Wilder (formerly called Feed Bristol). Meanwhile I am still tutoring online with the Identiplant course.     

Winter Sleep - our children's nature book

Bringing wildlife closer

Flowers will grow in activists' footsteps -

let's rethink Britain's green spaces 

I will be giving an online talk on British trees and woodlands, hosted by the Royal Society of Biology.

Booking details to follow soon.  

Tree talk with the Royal Society of Biology

Independent Ecologist, Freelance Journalist, Educator, Author

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, idea for 4-8 year olds. A mix of story telling and educational non fiction. On sale now in good book shops & online. Info here.

I teamed up with my author buddy Sean Taylor to take part in Bristol's exciting new Storytale children's literature festival launched in 2019, in the woods at Arnos Vale and at StorySmith book shop.​ The organisers hope for a repeat in 2020. More soon.