I explore light pollution and its impacts on bats, following new research, in my piece for BBC Wildlife Magazine. Available at: BBC Wildlife Mag

BATS AND LIGHT POLLUTION

Some of my older work is here: click on an image to enlarge it

Climate change campaigners step up efforts against Bristol Airport expansion amid a public consultation deadline of January 26. Report by me published in The Ecologist magazine: Link    

BRISTOL XR: WE WILL BLOCK LONDON

Report by me on the rights of children to protest on the #SchoolStrike4Climate held on February 15 across the UK. Published by The Ecologist magazine: Link

Bristol's love of spiders goes to extremes. Published in South Bristol Voice:

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WILDLIFE GARDENS CAN BEAT FLOWER SHOWS

I presented a 4,000+ name petition to City Hall in November, and gave a speech asking the Mayor & council for a city wide ban on avoidable single use plastic: story in Bristol 247.

CLIMATE ACTIVISTS TARGET AIRPORT INVESTORS 

XR: REBELLION AND A NEW AGE OF ACTIVISM 

Campaigners in Bristol, Somerset and London are targeting airport investors, including teachers' pensions. Published in The Bristol Cable.

BRISTOL BID TO BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC

FLOWER POWER: ART FOR NATURALISTS

OUR PLASTIC ATTACK CAMPAIGN IS  NOW GLOBAL 

Bringing wildlife closer

TIME TO GET MAKING A GARDEN WILDLIFE POND

RECENT WRITING...

My first children's nature book, by myself, Sean Taylor and Cinyee Chiu, will be published in September 2019, by Quarto.
I have worked for a wide range of regional newspapers, national and international magazines, contract, book & digital publishers. I also write and deliver science outreach and courses. I mostly cover science, wildlife, environment, botany, gardening and politics/current affairs linked with that. I also write ecology consultancy reports.

An old reach of the River Chew has returned to Somerset after 70 years. Published in The Guardian.

400 Bristolians pledge to bring parts of London to a standstill with Extinction Rebellion - many arrests at Oxford Circus. Published in The Bristol Cable.

CAMPAIGNING

"LIVING IN THIS COMPLETE MADNESS IS UNNERVING"

THE FLYING ELEPHANT IN THE NEWSROOM

BLING ​UP SPRING!

I have been on BBC Points West TV news, BBC Politics West, ITV News, BBC Radio Bristol, CNN  and various regional media over recent months discussing our #OneByOne Bristol plastics campaign as well as campaigning on air pollution and questioning the promotion of flying and airport expansions. Our One by One campaign group helped launch the plastic attack movement, which has gone global, and we petitioned to get a single use plastic ban in Bristol along with Martin Fodor and other local campaigners. Please follow our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/onebyonebristol/​​

Bristol’s strong environmental image hangs in the balance over Bristol Airport expansion. I took part in a debate on BBC TV Sunday Politics along with politicians and campaigners, and wrote a comment piece for Bristol 24/7. Link

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BRISTOL: DON'T BUCKLE AT THE POUND SIGNS

PROTEST DAY AGAINST AIRPORT EXPANSION

Our One by One plastic attack movement on CNN:  How plastic attacks on supermarkets became a global movement​​

CNN: WORLD MOVEMENT AGAINST PLASTIC

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We have to show how it's done, say residents with bold plants in the first city to declare a climate emergency... Link   Also published in South Bristol Voice.

A LOST RIVER RETURNS

SPIDER LOVE! 

Lots of wildlife-friendly planting ideas are attached, to make your back yard into nature's paradise. Eco gardens can look stunning and make a blissful spot to enjoy lots of wild visitors. Feature published in Bristol Voice newspaper. Download here: page 1 and page 2

There is plenty you can do to help our urban wildlife survive the winter cold: Part 1

Independent Ecologist, Freelance Journalist, Educator, Author

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Creating or improving a garden pond is one of the best ways to attract and help wildlife in your neighbourhood. Published in South Bristol Voice.

A plea for the media to rethink its promotion of flying to millions of people. Published by The Ecologist magazine and Canada News Media: Link

The best botanical guides offer keys, but artists bring the music. I explore some of the most memorable and useful botanical illustrations, books and artists in my feature for BBC Wildlife Magazine, in the January issue. You can preview the magazine here. Link

My piece on how local campaigners started a worldwide movement. #PeoplePower  #PlasticAttack  #HandBackPlastic 

THE PERILS OF AN URBAN HEDGEHOG...

... and the slippery slope of loving them: few can be as smitten as Yvonne Cox of Hedgehog Rescue. Here's how she helps hundreds of hogs, and what gardeners can do too, for Hedgehog Week. Published in South Bristol Voice.

I met Bristol people steering a rapid rise in environmental activism, including Extinction Rebellion and its sister groups, schooled here. Published in The Spark.

CHILDREN HAVE A HUMAN RIGHT TO STRIKE