Mark Cocker

The official website of  the award-winning author, naturalist and environmental activist.

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© Mark Cocker 2013

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'The man of most science is the man most alive,

whose life is the greatest event.' Henry Thoreau                                                                                    

I have a lifelong passion for all things living. Blackwater Blog is an online scrapbook of words and pictures about anything in nature from springtails to sparrowhawks.


The full blog can be read if you click here, but every few weeks  I post a Photo of the Month, a new image or images of something that grabbed my attention. These ladies often get a raw deal in the popularity stakes, but spiders need love too. Learn why here.

Mark is speaking and teaching at a wide range of events in the coming months. For full details click here.                                        


Some of the most recent reviews and newspaper articles can be read if you click the Journalism tab.


Finally if you want to get in touch, then there is a contact form in the dropdown menu for Talks & Teaching

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