“Alan has been an inspiration for many decades, with the vision to see Scotland recover some of its forests.”
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
Caterpillar of the poplar hawkmoth (Laothoe populi) on the leaf of an aspen tree (Populus tremula) at Dog Falls in Glen Affric. This blog follows on from Part 1 and Part 2 in this series with the same name, covering some of the species and ecological relationships I observed in Glen Affric during my visits there in 2018. It picks up the story in the middle of August, when the forest was full of a wide diversity of insects, many of them … [Read More...]
Over on Twitter…
I've just signed this petition & would encourage everyone to do the same. The current govt. is taking more & more backward steps away from creating a truly sustainable future, and tax changes like this must be stopped and reversed.
Maddening. As we're failing on our current targets yet sign up to more ambitious ones (which is clearly good, even though they're not ambitious enough) we seem to be making steps backwards. Please sign! https://t.co/3VZQcWLEjk
This is why the world is in the mess it's in. The wealth that has been plundered from Nature is being used to accelerate #ClimateBreakdown so that oil companies can generate more profits, & for wars & destruction. Imagine what could be done if these $s were used for restoration!
What does the US spend more on than defence?
Fossil fuel subsidies.
Great to see the Pope challenging oil companies like this. "The head of BP agreed that the world must find urgent solutions to environmental problems" - then stop oil exploration & rescind your injunction against Greenpeace for occupying your oil rig! https://t.co/Z2OM2X5p9F