Paul Evans is a nature writer, radio broadcaster and lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University. He is a contributor of Country Diaries for the Guardian and Guardian Weekly and a writer and presenter of natural history documentaries, place-based features and docu-dramas on BBC Radio 4. Herbaceous, his collection of botanically-inspired poetic prose, was published in 2014. His background is in the UK nature conservation movement: the British Association of Nature Conservationists (BANC) – which he chaired from 1992–97 – and as conservation director for Plantlife. He also has considerable horticultural experience with the National Trust, as horticultural director of a botanical garden in New York and for David Austen Roses. He has been involved in performance poetry and music in the UK and New York. He holds an MA in Values and the Environment and a PhD in Philosophy from Lancaster University. He lives in Much Wenlock, Shropshire with his family.