I’m a native of the English Lake District and have lived here for most of my life. Abundance: Nature in Recovery is published by Bloomsbury in September 2021 in the UK and November in the US. My previous books are The Gathering Tide; A Journey Around the Edge of Morecambe Bay (Saraband, 2015), an Author’s Book of the Year in The Observer and The Blackbird Diaries, (Saraband, 2017) both of which are award-winning publications. I’ve written for Guardian Country Diary, Guardian Travel and Family, BBC Wildlife and Countryfile magazines, the Royal Geographic Society and various magazines. A poetry pamphlet Self Portrait as Ornithologist is published by Wayleave Press in 2020 and poems have been published by Corbel Stone Press, Zoomorphic and others.