Welcome

In the wild. Photograph by David Stowe.

…to my website.

Here you’ll find examples of my writing. This site is a work in progress, so check back regularly for additions and refinements.

What I do

I write about nature and travel — sometimes for publications, and sometimes for fun. I am particularly interested in wild landscapes, citizen science, and nature-based tourism.

When not writing, I edit. When not editing, I take photographs. Writing, editing, and photography take up most of my time. The bits in between are filled with travel and reading.

About me

My background is in zoology. In 2009, after a long career in museums and universities, I left collections management and lecturing to move to the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland’s Wet Tropics. For the past twelve years, I have lived in a busy little farming town set among the rainforests and volcanic scenery of the Far North.

A deep interest in nature has taken me around Australia from Lake Eyre to Lake Ord, and from the Oodnadatta Track to Iron Range. I have also visited the Falkland Islands, Chile, Uganda, Romania, and Papua New Guinea in search of rare wildlife and spectacular vistas. While international travel is still off the schedule, I am focusing my words and my camera on tropical Queensland.

Follow me on Medium at A Snail’s Eye View

Read my work at the Guardian.

Professional Memberships

I am a member of the following professional organisations:

Australian Society of Authors

Australian Science Communicators

Institute of Professional Editors

Linnean Society of London