“Alan has been an inspiration for many decades, with the vision to see Scotland recover some of its forests.”
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I was interviewed this week for the Exploring Possibilities series of podcasts hosted by Sheryl Sitts in the USA, about working in cooperation and co-creation with Nature in the Findhorn Garden and my work with Trees for Life to help restore the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland.
The podcast can be heard 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 spent two days in the Lake District at the end of last week, where I met my son for only the 2nd time in 18 months because of Covid restrictions. Had a great walk in a forest, with flowering hawthorns, ancient yews, mossy rowans & a Ctenicera cuprea click beetle on a bluebell.4
"Without wilder national parks, the Prime Minister’s pledge to protect 30% of Britain for nature by 2030 is just not credible.” #G7Summit @BorisJohnson #WilderNationalParks #rewilding https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/government-nature-outstanding-natural-beauty-b939278.html
Seems the US media already sees Scotland as a distinct nation ...