Westwood, Brett

Brett Westwood has been presenting and producing Radio 4 programmes for over fifteen years at the BBC Natural History Unit. These include Living World, Saving Species, Nature and World on the Move. He is the UK natural history consultant for Springwatch and Autumnwatch and an accomplished field naturalist with particular interests in birds, plants and insects. He writes the monthly accounts […]

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Warwick, Hugh

Hugh Warwick is an author and ecologist with a particular, and some consider peculiar, interest in hedgehogs. In his first book, A Prickly Affair, he argued that hedgehogs are the most important creature on the planet and in The Beauty in the Beast ended up getting his first and last tattoo (of a hedgehog, of course). But eccentricities

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Rotherhan, Ian

Ian Rotherham is Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change at Sheffield Hallam University. An ecologist and environmental historian, he is an authority on landscape history and especially on fens, bogs, woodlands, forest and heaths. He has been researching and writing about alien and invasive species, and about urban ecology for many

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Pollard, Nik

Nik Pollard is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. His work stems from a passion for the natural world and is generated from sustained, direct observation. He makes drawings and paintings in the field and develops ideas through printmaking in the studio. He has participated in a number of national and international art projects highlighting the importance

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Packham, Chris

Chris Packham sprang to fame almost 30 years ago as the spiky haired presenter (along with Terry Nutkins, Michaela Strachan and later Nick Baker) of The Really Wild Show. After a period ‘in the wilderness’ away from our TV screens he came back with a vengeance as the uber-geek frontman of Springwatch and Autumnwatch, where he shows

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Oddie, Bill

Bill Oddie is Britain’s best-known birder, and one of the most longstanding and familiar faces of wildlife television. After finding fame as one of the 1970s comedy trio The Goodies, Bill tuned his lifelong passion for birds into a second career, travelling throughout Britain and the world with series such as Birding with Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie

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Oates, Matthew

Matthew Oates has worked for the National Trust in various incarnations for 24 years, originally by providing practical habitat management advice but recently by developing the Trust’s wildlife and nature media work and by helping the Trust’s efforts to facilitate people’s relationships with Nature. A deep lover of butterflies, with some incipient knowledge, he is also

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Mynott, Jeremy

Jeremy Mynott is the author of: Birdscapes: birds in our experience and imagination(2009), described by the Guardian reviewer as ‘the finest book written on why we watch birds’; Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words (2018), shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize; Knowing your Place: Wildlife in Shingle Street (2016), arising from a local biodiversity survey; and most recently, with Michael

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Murray, Donald

Donald S. Murray comes from Ness in Lewis but now lives in Shetland. A poet, author, teacher for nearly 30 years and an occasional journalist, Donald’s books range in tone and content from The Guga Hunters and And On This Rock: Italian Chapel, Orkney (Birlinn) to Small Expectations (Two Ravens Press) and Weaving Songs (Acair) which was inspired by his

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Moss, Stephen

Stephen Moss is a nature writer and broadcaster, specialising in birds and British wildlife. In a long career at the Natural History Unit in Bristol, he produced Birding with Bill Oddie, Big Cat Diary, The Nature of Britain, Birds Britannia, and the BAFTA-award-winning Springwatch. His books include include Wild Kingdom, Skylarks with Rosie, and bestselling biographies of the Robin, Wren, Swallow and Swan. He is President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, and teaches an MA

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