David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

On Thursday 16 April 2020, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Sir David Attenborough’s remarkable new film is to be premiered around the world – David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.Continue Reading

Show your stripes, Oxford

Thanks to a clever idea by scientists at the University of Reading, you see how much average temperatures have risen where you live as part of an international campaign to highlight the importance of climate science. You can then ‘show your climate stripes.’Continue Reading

trees per person per country

Did you know that Canadians have more trees to enjoy per person than Russians, or that Brazilians have half as many trees per person than Australians? I hope you enjoy my interactive global map below which shows the number of trees per person per country, right around the world. But first, here are a few headlines.Continue Reading

Feral Practice (Artist: Marcus Coates)

I am delighted to be invited to take part in a fascinating event on 16th May in London where the audience will bring deep-rooted personal questions and thorny problems to be deliberated and fathomed via the wisdom of the woods. Tickets are now available.Continue Reading

Young birch tree in a treeshelter

There are 60 or more trees in Britain that are native, meaning tree species, subspecies or hybrids that have established themselves without the hand of man. Yet only 35 are widespread meaning that the palette is actually quite limited, particularly when the full range of benefits from woodlands are considered, together with threats from environmental change.Continue Reading

Dartmoor forest by Gabriel Hemery

For my short story in Arboreal (Little Toller Books, 2016) I decided to write from the perspective of an old man looking back on the transformation of Dartmoor due to the withdrawal of farming subsidies and application of visionary environmental policies. I drew a couple of sketches that didn’t make it into the book.Continue Reading