7th May – Chester Zoo – talking about Linescapes at RECORD conference.

10th May – Brighton University – after a lecture for students during the day I will be doing a public talk for the Sussex Mammal Group in the evening.

11th May – Waterstones, Oxford. 7pm. A free event, come and hear what my latest book is all about and enjoy a glass of wine.

19-21st May – Wood Festival – I will be curating the delight that is the Kindling Stage for another year – expect a wonderful bunch of passionate and articulated speakers … oh … and it is the Year of the Hedgehog – immortalised by Nick Cope.

1st June – Hay Festival – talk at 4pm then BBC Radio 4 recording of Four Thought at 5.30pm. Linescapes.

9th June – Swindon – World Environment Day conference for Network Rail managers

13th June – Rossiter Books – Ross-on-Wye – I will be talking about Linescapes from 7pm.

15th July – Wealden Literary Festival – in conversation with Mark Cocker at 4.15pm. Linescapes.

4th August – Green Gathering, Chepstow – I will be talking about Linescapes on the Friday.

5th-6th August – Countryfile Live – so far I am booked in to do two events each day – one on hedgehogs, the other on Linescapes.

20th August – Bird Fair – 12.15pm in Marquee 3 – Linescapes. Followed by 3pm, somewhere, my first ever panto performance …