2014

2014

Goulson, Dave

Dave Goulson was brought up in rural Shropshire, where he developed an early obsession with wildlife. He received his degree in biology from Oxford University, followed by a doctorate on butterfly ecology at Oxford Brookes University, before lecturing in biology for 11 years at the University of Southampton. He subsequently moved to Stirling University in 2006, …

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Gibbons, Bob

Dr Bob Gibbons is a writer, photographer, and tour leader and organiser (www.naturalhistorytravel.co.uk), following an early career in nature conservation, but above all else he’s a naturalist and ecologist, passionate about nature and its conservation. He has written and/or illustrated about 40 books on nature, travel and photography, and his photographs have appeared in publications …

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Fanshawe, John

John Fanshawe is an author and environmentalist based in north Cornwall. Over the last three decades, he has worked on bird and biodiversity conservation in the UK, Kenya and Tanzania; primarily for the charity BirdLife. With Terry Stevenson, he is co-author of a field guide, Birds of East Africa(2001), and with Nigel Redman and Terry Stevenson of …

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Evans, Paul

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 …

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Dee, Tim

Tim Dee is a writer and radio producer. His memoir of his amateur birdwatching life The Running Sky was published in 2009. His second book Four Fields about, yes, four fields and other versions of pastoral, appeared in 2013 and is just out in paperback. With Simon Armitage he co-edited The Poetry of Birds (2009). A long time …

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Dean, Anneliese Emmans

A performance poet and writer, Annaliese plays with words and promotes learning through laughter, rhythm and rhyme. She travels the country putting on ‘edu-taining’ poetry shows, workshops and eco-musicals for grown-ups, families and children, and has produced several award-winning rhyming nature books for kids, including Flying High! and Buzzing!. Annaliese is a patron of St …

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Cowdrey, Peter

Peter Cowdrey began composing as a small boy, at which time he loved listening to the dawn chorus but was deeply frustrated at its inaccessibility – too fast, too high – and resolutely resistant to being shoehorned into what his upbringing defined as music. After spending a substantial part of his childhood turning himself into an …

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Cowdrey, Liz

Liz Cowdrey is an Oxfordshire-reared Manchester-degreed violinist, greatly inspired by folk and gypsy musicians in Eastern Europe. She embraces birds’ sound and energetic expressions to enhance developmental creativity through performance, transcription, improvisation and composition. With such scope for behavioural patterns of avian activity (movement and sound) to reveal ‘insightly’ nuances and quirks with corrective healing potential, …

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Cocker, Mark

MARK COCKER is an author of creative non-fiction. He is also a naturalist and environmental tutor, who writes and broadcasts on nature and wildlife in a variety of national media. In 2018 he released to huge acclaim his new book Our Place (Cape) on the fate of British nature since the beginning of the twentieth …

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Clements, Andy

Andy Clements is a naturalist and ornithologist, and has a science background. Since 2007 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the British Trust for Ornithology and he is also the President of the Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists’ Society, a trustee of National Biodiversity Network and a member of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Steering Group. …

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