Mark Cocker

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

whose life is the greatest event.' Henry Thoreau                                                                                    

© Mark Cocker 2013

2017 was a tough year with the death of our beloved mother, to whom my new book Our Place (Cape) - due in April 2018! - is dedicated. A brighter moment came with the news from my agent Patrick Walsh that Crow Country has sold in Norway.


Aside from the release of Our Place, 2018 is full of exciting new things: such as my part in the Grant Arms new book festival in Grantown-on-Spey over the Easter holiday. I teach a new course at Moniack Mhor with Kathleen Jamie in April/May and have two weeks of fabulous wildlife (5-12 May and 12-19 May) with the wonderful Aigas team (click the dates to find out more). There are talks to attend in June and July at the Dove Dale and Buxton Festivals respectively, events that row in nicely with my appointment as an Ambassador for the Friends of the Peak District. Then I have a new writing course in Northern Greece and a second 360 Course in Extremadura. It promises to be a busy 12 months.


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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, a new image of something striking or seasonal. This month the pic looks a little like a river meandering across a red desert, but what exactly is it? Click here to find out very soon.


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