I live in the Wombat Forest, on a small bush block in Porcupine Ridge. The block is grassy dry forest, on the edge of the Central Victorian Uplands, with Mount Franklin nearby.
I have been a mad keen naturalist since I was six or so – with Gerald Durrell and David Attenborough my biggest influences as both naturalist and writer.
In 2013, I published a book called Daylesford Nature Diary: six seasons in the foothill forests. This book is a collection of nature diary articles, set to a specially devised local calendar, and illustrated beautifully throughout by Anne Mason.
I write for Cosmos magazine, online and in print. I love it! Click here to see all my online articles.
My day job is at BirdLife Australia, in their communications team. I love this too!
In my local community, I write a monthly nature column, with accessible stories about our natural world, and advice on living in harmony with wildlife. I used to write for the Advocate ( Fairfax paper) and now I write for a local paper called The Local.
I have an aviary outside filled with rescue birds – cockatiels, bourkes parrots, budgies and one quail. All were surrendered, or lost… I love them!
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