“Alan has been an inspiration for many decades, with the vision to see Scotland recover some of its forests.”
Image of the Week
While beavers are being reintroduced to various fenced sites in England, those living wild in Scotland face an uncertain future, due to the number being shot under licence from NatureScot, when they could be translocated elsewhere. My article about this has just been published here.Read more
Welcome to my web site! I am an inspirational public speaker, ecologist, nature photographer and writer based in the Findhorn Community in the northeast of Scotland.
In 1986 I founded the award-winning conservation charity, Trees for Life, which works to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.
I care deeply about our planet, and have dedicated my life to protecting its biological diversity and sharing the beauty and wonders of the natural world through my photographs, talks and writing. Read more
My latest blog post
“I realised that I was watching a major event in the life of this shieldbug, the closest human equivalent of which may be being born from our mother’s womb. Somehow it felt like a great privilege to witness this profound and almost miraculous process of transformation. It’s a useful exercise to imagine what it must feel like to break out of what ha …Read more
Over on Twitter…
I was in Virunga NP in 1988, visiting the mountain gorillas & climbing in the Ruwenzori Mountains - one of the best experiences of my life. Since then it's been tragic to see the violence & destruction there - the park staff are heroes for working there. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-55829330
Excited for our conference #TreesAndBees 19th March featuring key speakers @RewildingB @AliDriverUK @pmnogue @beearc1 @AlanWatsonFeat1 David Hetherington @treesforlifeuk - all ticket proceeds go to #tree and #bee charities🌏👍🌳🐝
Hope to see you there!
The migration of monarch butterflies is one of the world's natural wonders & it will be a major crime if our actions drive the species to extinction. I visited their overwintering site in 2001 & it's truly remarkable to see millions of butterflies there. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/25/mexico-monarch-butterflies-winter-resting-grounds-down