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The thirty-minute birder – fourth article in the series for Bird Watching Magazine

I’m having such a lovely time writing these articles for the wonderful Bird Watching Magazine. And it’s a great excuse to chat to some really interesting people. This one features Dr Jonathan Reeves (Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, Chantelle Lindsay (London Wildlife Trust) and Cindy Howells, a birder and geologist I met up with in Cardiff. […]

The thirty-minute birder – third article in series for Bird watching magazine

This was another reminder how incredibly lucky I am to write about nature for a living and get to talk to birding people like Lev Parikian, Ruth Miller and Dave Clark. Burgess Park is an absolute jewel – so good when my home borough, Southwark, gets it right. And always wowed by the page designs […]

Pavement weeds – article in Mar/Apr 2021 Resurgence & Ecologist magazine

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I spend a lot of time getting excited about pavement plants in suburban south London. Earlier this year, I wrote this article about urban plant hunting for Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. I heard recently that, after reading my article, a teacher has started taking her class out […]

The 30-minute birder – second article in series for Bird Watching Magazine

I’m so enjoying writing this series and hoping it will help encourage people teetering on the edge of birding to take the plunge. The next instalment, about bird-listening in parks, is due to be published in August.

The 30-minute Birder – first of series of articles in Bird Watching Magazine

I had such fun writing this article for the May edition of Bird Watching Magazine, about how you can do lots of fun birdwatching even if you only have half an hour to spare. The next instalment will be in July Bird Watching Magazine on the challenges of keeping a garden bird list.

Seeing past the snowdrops – Guest blog for London Wildlife Trust

Writing this guest blog was a great opportunity to think about what spring means to me.

Chasing the Dream – article in December 2020 Bird Watching Magazine

Guest blog for the London Wildlife Trust…

Always happy to write for the Wild London blog, on this occasion about my trip to Chapel Bank reserve in Croydon and finding a Carline Thistle.

Guest article for South London Botanical Institute Gazette…

I was delighted to have the opportunity to write for the Gazette which is one of the many benefits of SLBI membership (more info here). It’s a great organisation and I’m sure the article will lead to helpful advice, support and botanical camaraderie. Here’s the article.

Guest blog for Devon Wildlife Trust – Finding time to bird watch on a family holiday can be a challenge

I was delighted to have this guest blog accepted by Devon Wildlife Trust about a visit to a new nature reserve that I was lucky to visit in July,