Three and a half decades after I first became enchanted by the place, I finally set foot on the island that inspired Arthur Ransome's ‘Swallows and Amazons’.
On a second expedition I made in search of a rare plant. This time, I accompanied someone who knew what he was doing.
One of my photos has been used on the front of the 2013–2014 season concert programme for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's Ensemble 10/10
Like all beardies, I don't have a beard through choice. It just grew on the front of my face.
On an expedition I made in search for a rare plant, and the need for DNA-assisted species identification devices.
I have launched a Facebook page.
For many years, I've sought in vain for a particular wild flower on my local patch—a plant that inspired Charles Darwin to write an entire book on insectivorous plants.
We only have a few precious years on this wonderful planet, so why not find out what you can about it while you still have the chance?
In the fudge-box-pretty village of Burton on my native Wirral Peninsula lie two graves, their inscriptions now utterly lost.
How plants can end up in the strangest of places.