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 take photographs. Writing and photography take up most of my time. The bits in between are filled with travel and reading.

I also work at Inala Nature Tours.

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 fourteen years, I have been living 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 Argyle, 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. Right now, 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