I am greatly saddened by the death of my friend, colleague, and patron, Sir Martin Wood aged 94 years. Sir Martin Wood FRS was a visionary engineer, passionate conservationist, and a prolific philanthropist, who had an incalculable influence on my professional and personal life. I first met Martin when, fresh
The moon glade, gathering
My stealthy shadow, lighting
The wood and me, brightly
Flashing in amber glow, a warning
Its crepuscular namesake, hiding
Cryptically beneath the holly, stirring
Its wings a blur, zig-zagging
On the waning of the Woodcock Moon.
When I fall I dream my leaves will brighten Recalling a life lived well To nurture future souls Gabriel Hemery, November 2021
I have been honoured to receive the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors in support of my writing.
I’m pleased to publish a short story with accompanying photographs. I can’t say much about it without giving the plot away, but I hope you enjoy it.
Bloomsbury Publishing has released details of a new version of The New Sylva coming this October
A new anthology featuring the best writing about trees, woods, and forests is to be published this autumn