I’m lucky enough to get the chance to write for money sometimes and that helps to keep the wolf from the door – although I’d quite like to open the door here in east Northants and see a wolf trotting past. That would be quite a shock and a very nice surprise.
Here are three places where you can find more of my writing at the moment, and where you can find lots of other good things to read too.
BBC Wildlife (September issue) has a 6-page beautifully-illustrated article on Passenger Pigeons which may whet your appetite for A Message from Martha.
My Birdwatch column (September issue) discusses some of the implications that would follow if Scotland voted ‘YES’ on 18 September and I review David Cobham’s book (illustrated by Bruce Pearson) The Sparrowhawk’s Lament.
In my ‘every-other-issue’ column in British Wildlife (August issue), I ask where leadership comes from in nature conservation at the moment. Guess what? It could be you!