I write regularly for The Guardian, The New Statesman and The Spectator. Since 1987 I have contributed to the Guardian Country Diary – an article every other Tuesday (it is now around 860 pieces). For any of my recent journalism for these publications, simply click on the title.

Among recent reviews for The Guardian are my thoughts on Richard Fortey’s superb memoir A Curious Boy. For the Spec I also did a piece on Scott Weindsaul’s wonderfully comprehensive update on bird migration A World on the Wing, and also of Richard Dawkins’ new collection of journalism and occasional pieces: Books Do Furnish a Life.

The New Statesman recently carried a double review of two nature books Fragile and The Disappearance of Butterflies. In the autumn I also wrote an extended essay in the New Statesman on what lockdown taught us about the importance of nature. It considers how environmental policy is currently failing nature and what could do differently to improve British nature and the nation’s access to it. Here.

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