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Blackwater Blog is an online scrapbook of words and pictures about anything in nature from springtails to sparrowhawks.
It can be read if you click here, but every few weeks I post a Photo of the Month, an image of something striking or seasonal. This month it is of a species that I judge one of the most dramatic, beautiful and humourous in Britain. clcik the picture to see it better.
© Mark Cocker 2013
My new book Our Place (click title for more details) has had a great reception so far with highly sympathetic reviews in The Observer by Alex Preston, in the Sunday Times by Christopher Hart and The New Statesman by Richard Smyth. Click the first and last to see what they had to say.
The release of a new book now seems to involve more work than the actual writing of it. This year I have a programme of speaking dates for the next eight months and more requests arrive almost every week. I hope to see you there but if you look on the Talks page you can see all the latest appearances.
I continue to expand my programme of wildlife and writing courses with new venues upcoming including a week-long visit to Epirus and Prespa from 12-19 May 2019 and then a circumnavigation of Lake Prespa that takes in Greece, Albania and Macedonia from 20-27 May 2019. Chris Mounsey of Balkan Tracks and I are just preparing the publicity for these but if you are interested please click and tell me here.