“Alan has been an inspiration for many decades, with the vision to see Scotland recover some of its forests.”
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I’m one of the speakers at the Wilderlands Festival taking place in Sussex this week-end, from 6-8th August 2021, along with Jay Griffiths, Derek Gow, Gail Bradbrook, Neil Ansell and many others. It promises to be great event – more information is at: https://www.wilderlands.co.uk/wild-weekendsRead 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've been watching the eggs of red-legged shieldbugs (Pentatoma rufipes) on an oak tree about 200m. from my house for the past few days. These photos were taken on 31st July, the morning & evening of 2nd August, & the 3rd August. This evening (4th) the bugs had all dispersed.4
Netherlands has a human population density 25% greater than that of England. What is stopping us? @gow_derek https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/04/wildcats-return-to-netherlands-after-centuries-absence
Great to see this clarity & speaking out: "Capitalism is a machine made to squeeze every last cent out of this planet until there is nothing left. We can either fool ourselves about that until it kills us, or we can change it.". Change has to happen now! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/04/climate-change-crisis-environment-politics