Bio & Archive 

 

Dr Paul Evans FEA, writer, 

Guardian Country Diarist, playwright, poet, 

broadcaster, environmental journalist and senior lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Biography 

 

Like many in his generation, Paul began to write poems in his teens. Early inspiration from lyrics of folk traditions, popular music and Beat poetry lead to a wider interest in the Romantics, Oriental poetry and Nature poetry. His own writing combined natural history and psycho-spiritual interests in Nature, place, landscape and journey and was grounded by his working experience as a gardener. He began to do readings with the Anglo Welsh Poetry Society in the late seventies and collaborated with musicians, forming a number of bands which performed widely around Britain. When work took him to New York in the mid 80s he began performing in NYC particularly with the NY Writers and Artists Underground. Back in Britain in the 90s and working for nature conservation organisations, he developed a narrative, documentary style from his nature writing, environmental journalism and philosophy. Since then, as a freelance writer and broadcaster, this form has morphed into radio poems and award winning drama-documentaries with aural landscapes by sound recordist Chris Watson, produced for BBC Radio 4 by Sarah Blunt, and performance pieces either alone or with musical collaborators. Paul has been a contributor of Country Diaries for The Guardian since 1992,  and he thinks of his three diaries a month as a continuous work of nature writing that so far amounts to c.302,400 words. He also writes Nature Watch columns for the Guardian Weekly published in 173 countries, feature articles for The Guardian and for magazines such as BBC Wildlife, Geographical, The National Trust Magazine, Natural World and Country Living. His radio broadcasting began with reports for Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4 then moved to the BBC Natural History Unit as a regular writer and presenter of Radio 4 programmes, strands such as Nature, World on the Move, Saving Species and Living World. His feature programmes are based on creative nature writing about places such as Wicken Fen, Islay, The Wrekin, Orford Ness and Dungeness. Paul holds a PhD in philosophy from Lancaster University and is a Fellow of the English Association. He became an academic in 2010, setting up the Travel & Nature Writing MA at Bath Spa University and is currently a senior lecturer in the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

 
 

Books 

Oak Earth

Oak Earth

(The view from a one-legged stool) Oak Earth, (the view from a one-legged stool) a chapbook written by The Guardian Country Diarist and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer Dr Paul Evans. The chapbook was commissioned as part of an HLF and Guild of St George-funded project ‘Ruskin in Wyre’ and written in response to Ruskin Land, an area in the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire.

A Nightingale Sang

A Nightingale Sang

Anthology marking the 10th annual New Networks for Nature Event 15-17 November 2018, Stamford Arts Centre. Helen Macdonald, Melissa Harrison, Patrick Barkham, Tim Dee, Mark Cocker and Paul Evans are some of the 60 writers, poets and artists to have contributed to A Nightingale Sang. Half are women. Some are bestsellers and household names, others are not; all are interesting. Together, they reflect the wonderful range and diversity of talent that New Networks for Nature nourishes and is nourish

Cornerstones

Cornerstones

Some of Britain's leading landscape and nature writers consider their relationship with the ground beneath their feet. Distinguished by a strong sense of place and close observation, these essays take the reader out into the landscape and convey the tactile heft, grain and rub of the rock, showing how it shapes our familiar landscapes. Adapted from the successful BBC Radio Three series, Cornerstones explores how different rock types give rise to their own distinct flora and fauna

How To See Nature

How To See Nature

A beautifully lyrical collection of essays on the natural world in Britain by the Guardian's country diary writer Paul Evans. With a title taken from the 1940 Batsford book, this is nature writing for the modern reader. It is a book both for those that live in the country and those that don't, but experience nature every day through brownfield edge lands, transport corridors, urban greenspace, industrialised agriculture and fragments of ancient countryside.

Herbaceous

Herbaceous

Herbaceous is the paperback edition of Little Toller’s first monograph. Paul Evans’ book is gardening with words – an work of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit. Published 1st Feb 2018 “The John Clare of his generation” The Guardian

Field Notes From The Edge

Field Notes From The Edge

‘A profoundly satisfying read’ Financial Times In Field Notes from the Edge, Paul Evans, takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature – such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves – where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible. Published 6 Apr 2017

Spring

Spring

A Folio Anthology Edited by Sue Bradbury Preface by Paul Evans and illustrated by Petra Borner A unique collection of poetry and prose, beautifully bound and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork. Published in series with Winter: Published 2017

Arboreal

Arboreal

A new anthology that explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. Published by Little Toller Books. Bringing together the finest and best-known names in contemporary writing. A landmark publication, it will appeal widely to many readers. Authors: Paul Evans, Ali Smith, Simon Armitage, Simon Leatherdale, Alan Garner, Alec Finlay, David Nash, Fiona Stafford, Sara Maitland, & many more Published 21 Oct 2016

Spring:

Spring:

An Anthology for the Changing Seasons Spring: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons Published 19 May 2016

Field Notes From The Edge

Field Notes From The Edge

'The best of the best writers on nature' Guardian. In Field Notes from the Edge, the acclaimed writer of the Guardian's 'Country Diary', Paul Evans, takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature - such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves - where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible. Here, Evans searches out wildlife and plants to reveal a Nature that is inspiring yet intimidating; miraculous yet mundane... Published 6 Jun 2015

Herbaceous Hardback Edition

Herbaceous Hardback Edition

Herbaceous is gardening with words. It is a book of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit. Published 1 Sep 2014

Wenlock Poetry Festival 2015

Wenlock Poetry Festival 2015

Anthology Paul Evans: 'Fox from train' p10.

The Bedside Guardian 2014

The Bedside Guardian 2014

Anthology Here, in our annual collection of the best journalism of the past twelve months, we showcase the range of voices that makes up the Guardian in all its eclectic glory: some hard-hitting and thought-provoking, others witty and unashamedly frivolous. The one thing all these pieces have in common is that they remind us of the joy and power of the written word. Published 2014

Nearest Earthly Place To Paradise

Nearest Earthly Place To Paradise

Anthology. Shropshire has inspired many writers over the centuries: rolling fields and meadows, dramatic wild hills and moors, traditional market towns, a patchwork of copses and hedgerows, bleak and beautiful mountains. Paul Evans contributes a piece inspired by Bury Ditches, an ancient hill fort near Clun, photographed by Geoff Taylor. 5 September 2013

Wenlock Poetry Festival 2013

Wenlock Poetry Festival 2013

Anthology Contributors include Frieda Hughes, Pascale Petit and Paul Evans with Wild Garlic. Published 2013

Words and Wild Places

Words and Wild Places

Anthology Poetry and prose from the Shropshire Hills. A Sacred Spaces Project. Preface by Paul Evans. p4 -p5. Workshops leading to the production of the book were run by Paul Evans.

The Bedside Guardian 2013

The Bedside Guardian 2013

Anthology Paul Evans contributes an autumnal country diary on the comma butterfly to this year's Guardian collection in all its eclectic and idiosyncratic glory. This is a beautifully produced collection for all fans of intelligent, world-class journalism. Published 2013

Wenlock Poetry Festival 2012

Wenlock Poetry Festival 2012

Anthology Contributors include Carol Ann Duffy with Water and Paul Evans with Rain on Windmill Hill. Published 23 Mar 2012

The Bedside Guardian 2012

The Bedside Guardian 2012

Anthology Paul Evans contributes a winter diary entry on frosted wallflowers for the year remembered for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The faltering of the Arab Spring, the unfolding tragedy of Syria, Occupy London and Leveson. Published 2012

Poetry Festival Anthology

Poetry Festival Anthology

Wenlock Poetry Festival Anthology for 2011. Featuring the work of all 33 poets appearing at this years festival, the anthology includes poems by Carol Ann Duffy, patron of the Wenlock Poetry Festival, Andrew Motion, Simon Armitage, Paul Evans and Jo Shapcott. Published 1 Apr 2011.

On Nature

On Nature

Anthology Paul Evans contributes an essay on the vanishing language of Lost Places for this diverse and entertaining collection of writing examining and celebrating the British Countryside, from falconry to foraging and from the musings of a nighttime angler to tips for seasonal drinking. Published 11 Jun 2011

Shropshire Butterflies

Shropshire Butterflies

Anthology. A poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire. Contributors, including Gillian Clarke, Mario Petrucci and Roger Garfitt, Paul Evans and others. Also prose pieces by experts and authors such as Katherine Swift, Paul Evans, Eleanor Cooke, Adrian Riley and Matthew Oates. Published 23 Jul 2011

Nature Tales

Nature Tales

Anthology Paul Evans contributes an essay on the vanishing language of Lost Places for this diverse and entertaining collection of writing examining and celebrating the British Countryside, from falconry to foraging and from the musings of a nighttime angler to tips for seasonal drinking. Published 3 Aug 2011

The Living Edge

The Living Edge

Anthology Paul Evans contributes the introduction and seasonal chapters to the story of Wenlock Edge as a living entity. Written by experts in various fields, this is the story of the Edge wrought rough by nature and by man, laid down, cast up, cut down, quarried out, healed over. Sheltered under, passed along, viewed from, dwelt upon; it has also been a place of toil, occupation, reflection ... Published 1 Sep 2011

The Guardian Book Of The Countryside

The Guardian Book Of The Countryside

Anthology Paul Evans contributes a piece about heathland restoration in this timely reminder of just how much the British countryside has endured over the last 200 years. Published 1 Sep 2008

Wartime Country Diaries

Wartime Country Diaries

Anthology Paul Evans contributes diaries inspired by the hillfort of Nordy Bank, autumnal fires and a goldcrest to the less familiar story of how international struggles managed to reach into the quietest corners of the British countryside. From Battle of Britain vapour trails looping over summer cornfields and affecting local hawks and waterfowl to the lone ringed bird who limped in from invaded Czechoslovakia, diarists note down and discuss the momentous change". Published 2 Oct 2007

A Gleaming Landscape

A Gleaming Landscape

Anthology: In 2006, the "Guardian's" much-loved Country Diary column is a hundred years old, and to commemorate the anniversary Martin Wainwright has compiled a collection of the best of a century's writing. Where Harry Griffin's "A Lifetime of Mountains", Aurum's first and extremely successful collaboration with Guardian Books, was essentially a collection of writing about the Lake District, this new book covers the landscape of the whole of the United Kingdom... Published 25 Sep 2006

The Singing Forest

The Singing Forest

Anthology The Singing Forest: An Anthology Inspired by the Blackwood of Rannoch Hardcover – 1 Sep 2004 by Pamela Steel (Editor, Illustrator), Sarah Macdonald (Photographer)

Slightly Foxed

Slightly Foxed

Anthology: 'Dreaming of Home and Haileybury' . No. 10 Summer, 6 Jun 2006. Contribution by Paul Evans 'Troublesome Ghosts' about the writing of Mary Webb. pp.42-47.

On The Edge

On The Edge

Paul Evans writes the story of acclaimed wildlife artist Alan Hunt in a book published by the Halcyon Gallery in 2006 which focusses on his big cat paintings and conservation work. Published 1 Jan 2006

The Guardian Year 2000

The Guardian Year 2000

Anthology: The best news stories, features, gossip, diary stories, trends, photographs and cartoons from the Newspaper of the Year. Paul Evans: 'Behold the fort': A Country Diary p.62 4 Nov 2000

The Origins of Everyday Things

The Origins of Everyday Things

An encyclopedia: From the languages we speak and the cars we drive to the sports we play, this incredible reference book reveals the extraordinary secrets behind the origins of everyday things we take for granted. Paul Evans contributes enties on gardening and food. Published 21 Jun 1989

The Guardian Year 1997

The Guardian Year 1997

Anthology: The best news stories, features, gossip, diary stories, trends, photographs, cartoons from the What the Papers Say - newspaper of the year for 1997. Paul Evans: The Wrekin from afar pp. 219-220: A Country Diary 2 July 1997.

Evans, P,. Jan 2020. Oak Earth (The View from a one-legged stool). Manchester. Manchester Metropolitan University/Guild of Saint George  

Evans, P,. 4 Oct 2018. How To See Nature. London 1st ed. Batsford. 

Evans, P., 1 Feb 2018. Herbaceous. 2 nd ed. Toller Fratrum: Little Toller Books. 

 

Evans, P.,  6 Apr 2017. Field Notes From the Edge. 2nd ed. London: Rider Books.

                                     

Evans, P., 4 Jun 2015. Field Notes From the Edge.. 1st ed. London: Rider Books.  

 

Evans, P., 1 Sep 2014. Herbaceous. 1st ed. Toller Fratrum: Little Toller Books. 

 

 

Anthologies 

 

Hoar, B., ed 2018. A Nightingale Sang. 1st ed 15-17 Nov 2018, New Network for Nature.

 

Smalley, M., ed 2018. Cornerstones. From Dartmoor to the Arctic Circle. 1st ed. 24 July 2018. Toller Fratrum: Little Toller Books.

Bradbury,S., ed. 2017. Spring: A Folio Anthology. 1st ed. 2017. London: The Folio Society.

Cooper, A., ed. 2016. Arboreal: A Collection of Words from the Woods. 1st ed. 21 Oct 2016.

Toller Fratrum: Little Toller Books. 

 

Harrison, M., ed. 2016. Summer: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons. 1st ed. 19 May 2016London: Elliott & Thompson.  

Kingsley, N,. ed. 2015. Wenlock Poetry Festival 2015. 1st ed. 2015. Oswestry, Shropshire: Fair Acre Press. 

Wainwright, M., ed. 7 Nov 2013. The Bedside Guardian 2013.1st ed. London: Guardian Books.


Wilson, M., ed. 5 Sep 2013. Nearest Earthly Place to Paradise:The Literary Landscape of Shropshire.1st ed. Ludlow: Merlin Unwin Books.


Wenlock Poetry Festival., ed. 2013. Wenlock Poetry Festival Anthology 2013. 1st ed. 2013. Much Wenlock Shropshire: Wenlock Poetry Festival.    

Carey, L., ed. 2013. Words and Wild Places: Poetry and prose from the Shropshire Hills. 1st ed. Craven Arms Shropshire: Caring for God's Acre. 

Wenlock Poetry Festival., ed. 2012. Wenlock Poetry Festival Anthology 2012. 1st ed. 2012. Much Wenlock Shropshire: Ellingham Press.  

Bates, S,. ed. 2012. The Bedside Guardian 2012. 1st ed. 2012. London: Guardian Books.


Vickery, B., ed. 2011. The Living Edge: A Wanderer’s Guide to Wenlock Edge.1st ed. 8 Sep 2011. Chruch Stretton, Shropshire: National Trust.

 

Caught by the River,. ed. 2011. On Nature: Unexpected Ramblings on the British Countryside.1st ed.

23 Jun 2011. London: Collins.


Allen, M., Patel Ellis, S,. ed. 1 Jul 2011. Nature Tales: Encounters with Britain’s Wildlife.1st ed.1 Jul 2011

London: Elliot & Thompson.


Kingsley, N,. ed. 2011. Shropshire Butterflies: A poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire.1st ed. 23 Jul 2011. Bridgnorth: Fair Acre Press.


Wenlock Poetry Festival,. ed. 2011. Wenlock Poetry Festival Anthology. 1st ed. Much Wenlock Shropshire:
Ellingham Press.      

                                                                                                                                     

Halcyon Gallery,. ed. 2010. Wild Life - The Value of Wild Nature. 7 Aug 2010. London: Halcyon Gallery.              

 

Halcyon Gallery,. ed. Sporting Life. 1st ed. 30 Jul 2010. London: Halcyon Gallery.    

                                               

Petrie, R,. Wainwright M,. ed. 2008. The Guardian Book of the Countryside. 1st ed. 1 Sep 2008. London: Guardian Books.

Wainwright, M,. ed. The Guardian Book of Wartime Country Diaries. 1st ed. 2 Oct 2007. London: Guardian Books.

Johnson, J,. ed. 2006. On The Edge, Alan Hunt. 1st ed. London: 1 Jan 2006. Halcyon Gallery.

Wainwright, M,. ed. 2006. A Gleaming Landscape: A Hundred Years of the Guardian's Country Diary. 1st ed. 

25 Sep 2006. London: Aurum Press Ltd. 

Pirkis, G,. Wood, H,. ed. 2006. Slightly Foxed: NO.10 Summer 2006, 'Dreaming of Home and Haileybury'.1st ed. 6 Jun 2006. London: Slightly Foxed Ltd. 

Steel, P,. ed. 2004. The Signing Forest. 1st ed. Loch Cottage Press. 1 Sep 2004. 

McNay, M,. ed. 2000. The Guardian Year 2000. 1st ed. 20 Nov 2000. London: The Guardian. 

Binney, R, Davies, K, Johnson, C, Lawson, P, Moisy, M,. ed. 1989. Origins of Everyday Things. 1st ed. 21 Jun 1989. London: Readers Digest. 

 

Ezard, J,. ed. 1997. The Guardian Year 1997. 1st ed. 20 Nov 1997. London: Fourth Estate.  

Paul Evans on the Raven
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Paul Evans on the Merlin
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Tweet of the Day BBC Radio 4 

Evans, P,. (2017). Tweet of the Day Raven. BBC Radio 4.  3 Nov 2017. 

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c0pw0 

 

 

 

 

 

Evans, P,. (2017). Tweet of the Day Merlin. BBC Radio 4. 2 Nov 2017

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c0m4k  

 

Evans, P,. (2017). Tweet of the Day Barn Owl. BBC Radio 4. 1 Nov 2017

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09byxlf 

[Accessed 23 Feb 2018]

 

Evans, P,. (2017). Tweet of the Day Carrion Crow. BBC Radio 4. 30 Oct 2017

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09by75m 

[Accessed 23 Feb 2018]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC Radio 4  Poems 

Evans, P,. (2014). BBC Radio 4. The Spirit Child. 27 Oct 2014.                                                                    Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mc1h 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans,P,. (2012). BBC Radio 4. Hy-Brasil. 5 Sep 2012.                                                                                  

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mdg51  

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. (2012). BBC Radio 4. Cave. 25 Jun 2012.                                                                            

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01k8bjr  

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Drama: BBC Radio 4 

Evans, P,. (2013) BBC Radio 4. Chapel of Skins: Afternoon Drama. 23 Jan 2013. Available from: 

https://archive.org/details/CHAPELOFSKINS  

[Accessed: 22 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. (2011). BBC Radio 4. The Shining Guest: Afternoon Drama.12 Sep 2011.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014f9qf 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. (2010). BBC Radio 4. The Ditch: Afternoon Drama.1 Feb 2010.

The Ditch won the drama award at the BBC Audio and Music Awards (2011)                                          Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qbvg9 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

         

Evans, P,. (2008). BBC Radio 4. Owls. Afternoon Drama.17 Oct 2008. https://archive.org/details/OWLSBYPAULEVANS 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Features: BBC Radio 4 /3

Evans, P,. (2017). BBC Radio 3. Coal, Cornerstones: The Essay. 11 Jan 2017.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04n84ty

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. (2016). BBC Radio 4.  Sabrina and the Fish of No Return: The River.  15 Aug 2016.              

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nprbk

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. (2009). BBC Radio 4. Island of Secrets: Nature. 25 Mar 2009.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j7528 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. (2010). BBC Radio 4. Shingle Street: Nature. 27 Jan 2010.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00q3fr6 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. (2010). BBC Radio 4.  Juan Fernandez Islands: Nature. 13 Jan 2010.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pqj0v
 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. 2007.  BBC Radio 4. The Extinction of Experience: Nature. 8 Oct 2007.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080rsh
 

[Accessed: 23 Febuary 2018].

 

Evans, P,. (2007). BBC Radio 4. Wrekin Forest: The Sounds of Britain Nature. 1 Oct 2007.           

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00803r5 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. (2007). BBC Radio 4. Islay: The Sounds of Britain, Nature.18 Sep 2007.
Available from  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007yv2f

[Accessed: 23 Febuary 2018].


Evans, P,. (2007).  BBC Radio 4. Wicken Fen: The Sounds of Britain, Nature. 11 Sep 2007.                   

Available from  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007y98b 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Natural History Documentary: BBC Radio 4 

 

Evans, P,. Contributer (2017). BBC Radio 4. Earthworms: Natural Histories. 31. Jul 2017. 

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ynq55 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Contributer (2017). BBC Radio 4. Tardigrade: Natural Histories. 3 Jul 2017. 

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vy0yb 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Contributer (2016). Radio 4.  Yew: Natural Histories. 29 Nov 2016.
Available from Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082ymp5 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. (2013). BBC Radio 4. Natural History of Me!18 Apr 2013.

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rvpkb 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. 2012. BBC Radio 4. Hedgehogs: Nature. 25 Apr 2012.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01gg7cn
 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2012. BBC Radio 4. The Water Boatman’s Song: Nature. 12 Jan 2012.                                    Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0194mvq

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2011. BBC Radio 4. Waxcap Grasslands: Nature. 13 Nov 2011.                                              Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0171yqt   

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2011. BBC Radio 4. Malham Caddisfly: The Living World. 21 Aug 2011.                              Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013fjqs

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2011. BBC Radio 4. Vampire Plants: The Living World. 14 Aug 2011.                                    Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0134yc9 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].                                                     

 

Evans, P,. 2011. BBC Radio 4. Farne Island Puffins: The Living World. 31 Jul 2011.         

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012wckr

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2011. BBC Radio 4. Raft Spiders: The Living World. 22 May 2011.                       

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0118cml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. 2011. BBC Radio 4. Oil Beetles: The Living World.15 May 2011.                                          Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0112975

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. 2011. BBC Radio 4. Dymock Daffodils: The Living World. 8 May 2011.                                Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010xy2r

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. 2010. BBC Radio 4. A Local Patch, part 2: Nature. 10 Feb 2010.                            

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qhmfr

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. 2010. BBC Radio 4. Wildlife Gardening: Nature.19 Jan 2010.                                                Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pxmcr 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

                                                                 

Evans, P,. 2009. BBC Radio 4. Ospreys: A Life With. 30 Dec 2009.                                         

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lsyql         

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].                                                         

 

Evans, P,. 2009. BBC Radio 4. Microbes: A Life With. 28 Dec 2009.                                        

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lk12y       

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

                                                           

Evans, P,. 2009. BBC Radio 4. Insect Sounds: Nature. 07 Oct 2009.                                        

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n0wyw                                                                [Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2009. BBC Radio 4. Pollination: Nature. 10 Jun 2009.                                                            Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kt8r1

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2009. BBC Radio 4. Access For All?: Nature. 29 Apr 2009.                                                    Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k3x9n                                                                  [Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2008. BBC Radio 4. The Beetles: Here, There and Everywhere: Nature. 21 May 2008. Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jcm4

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. 2008. BBC Radio 4. Great Animal Migrations, reports Paul Evans the Scribbler. 29 Apr 2008.

 

Evans, P,. 2007. BBC Radio 4. Goshawk Down: Nature.16 Oct 2007.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0081d30

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2007. BBC Radio 4. An Urban Dawn: The Sounds of Britain. 24 Sep 2007.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007zldv

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2007. BBC Radio 4. Unearthing Buried Rivers: Nature. 15 May 2007.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007h3tc

[Accessed: 23 Febuary 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2008. BBC Radio 4.100 Years of Country Diaries: Nature.12 Feb 2007.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20070212.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4. Diary from a strange country: Nature. 6 Nov 2006.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20061106.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4.Ups and Downs: Nature. 23 Oct 2006.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20061023.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4. The Urchin in Trouble: Nature.16 Oct 2006.
Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20061016.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4. Why Garden for Wildlife: Nature. 9 Oct 2006.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20061009.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4.What a scorcher: an ecological review of summer 2006: Nature.            25 Sep 2006. Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060925.shtml 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4.The Rarity Factor: Nature. 3 Jul 2006.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060703.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4. Phoenix Trees: Nature. 26 Jun 2006.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060626.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Febuary 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4. The Engabreen Glacier: Nature. 29 May 2006.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060529.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2006. BBC Radio 4. An Uphill Struggle: Nature.14 May 2006.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060515.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. Autumn Review: Nature.14 Nov 2005.                                                      Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20051114.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. Trees of Trafalgar: Nature. 24 Oct 2005.
Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20051024.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Febuary 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. What’s In A Name? Nature. 10 Oct 2005.

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20051010.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. A Blight On The Landscape: Nature. 3 Oct 2005.                                   

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20051003.shtml

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. New Forest; ancient landscape: Nature. 26 Sep 2005.             

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20050926.shtml    

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

                                      

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. Great Ape Conservation: Nature.19 Sep 2005.                                        Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20050919.shtml   

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].                                    

 

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. Planet Earth Special: Nature. 27 Feb 2005.                             

Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060227.shtml    

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].                                    

 

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. The Animal Image: Nature.13 Feb 2005.                                                  Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060213.shtml      

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].                                   

 

Evans, P,. BBC Radio 4. The Life of Ferns: Nature. 7 Feb 2005.                                                Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20050207.shtml    

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

                                     

Evans, P,. BBC Radio 4. Midwinter Wonders: Nature. 31 Jan 2005.                                                           Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20050131.shtml    

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

                                     

Evans, P,. 2005. BBC Radio 4. Re-Wilding: Nature. 20 Jan 2005.                                                            Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/nature_20060130.shtml 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected articles    

 

Evans, P,. Lament of the Nightingale. BBC Wildlife Magazine. 1 Apr 2017  

Available from https://www.magzter.com/preview/8845/212098#page/4

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Water spins into a million bubbles filled with light. The Guardian. 22 Mar 2017.

Available From https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/22/country-diary-long-mynd-shropshire-light-spout-waterfall

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Goulson, D., Smyth, R., Benson, R., White, S., Herbert, K., Hudston, S., Perrin, J., and others. It's blooming spring! The 20 best UK walks with a great pub lunch. The Guardian. 18 Mar 2017

Available from https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/mar/18/22-great-spring-walks-in-uk?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Simplicity and symbolism in flowers and poems. The Guardian. 22 Feb 2017

Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/01/spring-flowers-verses-keats-wordworth-eliot 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Snowdrops: something at last to cheer about. The Guardian. 22 Feb 2017. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/22/snowdrops-something-at-last-to-cheer-about

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. There's nothing dull about dunnocks . The Guardian. 8 Feb 2017. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/08/nothing-dull-about-dunnocks-country-diary

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. These squirrels are not native. So what? The Guardian. 1 Feb 2017.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/01/these-squirrels-not-native-so-what- country-diary 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Wool on the wire that feeds on fog. The Guardian. 25 January 2017.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/25/wool-wire-feeds-fog-country-diary- wenlock-edge

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. The tiny world in a rotten post top. The Guardian.11 Jan 2017.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/tiny-world-rotten-post-top-shrop- shire-country-diary

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. Winter woods seen through the eyes of a buzzard. The Guardian. 14 Dec 2016.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/14/winter-scene-through-eyes-buzzard- country-diary

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].


Evans, P,. Echoes of War Amid The Sound of Nightingales. Resurgence & Ecologist. 9 Nov 2016.
Available from http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/author1319-paul-evans.html

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Rain Sideways. Little Toller Books.1 Aug 2016.
Available from https://www.littletoller.co.uk/the-clearing/rain-sideways-paul-evans/

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Water spins into a million bubbles filled with light. The Guardian. 22 Mar 2017.

Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/22/country-diary-long-mynd-shropshire-light-spout-waterfall

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Goulson, D., Smyth, R., Benson, R., White, S., Herbert, K., Hudston, S., Perrin, J., and others. It's blooming spring! The 20 best UK walks with a great pub lunch. The Guardian. 18 Mar 2017

Available from https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/mar/18/22-great-spring-walks-in-uk?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Simplicity and symbolism in flowers and poems. The Guardian. 22 Feb 2017.

Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/01/spring-flowers-verses-keats-wordworth-eliot 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Snowdrops: something at last to cheer about. The Guardian. 22 Feb 2017. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/22/snowdrops-something-at-last-to-cheer-about

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. There's nothing dull about dunnocks . The Guardian. 8 Feb 2017. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/08/nothing-dull-about-dunnocks-country-diary

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. These squirrels are not native. So what? The Guardian. 1 Feb 2017.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/01/these-squirrels-not-native-so-what- country-diary 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Wool on the wire that feeds on fog. The Guardian. 25 Jan 2017.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/25/wool-wire-feeds-fog-country-diary- wenlock-edge

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. The tiny world in a rotten post top. The Guardian. 11 Jan 2017.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/tiny-world-rotten-post-top-shrop- shire-country-diary

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Winter woods seen through the eyes of a buzzard. The Guardian. 14 Dec 2016.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/14/winter-scene-through-eyes-buzzard- country-diary

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Echoes of War Amid The Sound of Nightingales. Resurgence & Ecologist. 9 Nov 2016.
Available from http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/author1319-paul-evans.html

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Rain Sideways. Little Toller Books. 1 Aug 2016.
Available from https://www.littletoller.co.uk/the-clearing/rain-sideways-paul-evans/

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evan, P,. How to identify seaweed. BBC Wildlife Magazine. 30 Sep 2015.
Retrieved from http://www.discoverwildlife.com/british-wildlife/naturalist-skills/how-identify-seaweed

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. We must all realise why botany and Kew Gardens really matter. London Evening Standard.

15 Sep 2015. Available from http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/paul-evans-we-must-all-realise-why- botany-and-kew-gardens-really-matter-a2947821.html 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. A Cinema of Roses. Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Today Newspaper. 23 Jun 2015.

Available from http://www.kcwtoday.co.uk/2015/06/a-cinema-of-roses/

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Vidal, J,. From the steppe to central Spain, Europe echoes to the howl of the wolf. The Guardian

4 Jan 2014.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/04/wolf-pack-howls-from-steppe-to-madrid 

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. An Elephant In The Woods. Resurgence & Ecologist. 1 Oct 2013.
Available from http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article4006-an-elephant-in-the-woods.html

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Bearing Down On Wildlife. Resurgence & Ecologist. 1 Apr 2013.
Available from http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article3897-bearing-down-on-wildlife.html

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Spring is in the air - and Zoroastrians and hares and pagans. And me. The Guardian. 20 Mar 2013. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/mar/20/spring-zoroastrians-pagans- march-equinox

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Pricing Nature. Resurgence & Ecologist. 1 Dec 2012.
Available from http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article3774-pricing-nature.html

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Saviour of the Snakes. Country Living. 1 Sep 2011.  

                                                               

Evans, P,. How to be a nature writer. BBC Wildlife Magazine. 14 Feb 2011.

Available from http://www.discoverwildlife.com/competition-article/how-be-nature-writer

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. The Tragedy of Biodiversity. Resurgence & Ecologist. 1 Oct 2010.
Available from http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article3171-the-tragedy-of-biodiversity.html


Evans, P,. Pine martens make comeback in UK after leading a secret life for decades. The Guardian. 4 Jun 2010.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jun/04/pine-martens-uk-comeback

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Unique wildlife on Robinson Crusoe island at risk from goats and brambles. The Guardian.
16 Nov 2009. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/nov/16/conservation-endangeredspecies

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Where there’s life, there’s hope for conservation. The Guardian. 7 Aug 2009.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/aug/07/vulture-conservation

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Reintroduced species: Nature doesn’t care about righting historic wrongs. The Guardian. 29 May 2009. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/may/29/conservation-reintroductions- nature
[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Diversionary tactics - the imaginative campaigns protecting the countryside from developers. The Guardian. 1 Apr 2009. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/apr/01/conservation- developers-countryside-uk

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Vantage point for a visionary. The Guardian. 25 Feb 2009.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/feb/25/pendle-hill

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Salted away. The Guardian.18 Feb 2009 .
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/feb/18/conservation-brownfield-sites     

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Wildly ambitious. The Guardian. 28 Jan 2009.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/jan/28/beaver-reintroduction

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Council obstructs family’s ethical land project. The Guardian. 19 Nov 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/nov/19/low-carbon-living-karuna

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Foul deeds of fair prey? The Guardian. 15 Oct 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/oct/15/conservation-wildlife

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Where there’s life, there’s hope for conservation. The Guardian.7 Aug 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/aug/07/vulture-conservation

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Woodlands Tree Change. National Trust Magazine. 1 Aug 2008.

Evans, P,. A recession will give ecological development a new life. The Guardian. 23 July 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jul/23/conservation.greenbuilding

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Growing awareness. The Guardian. 9 Jul 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jul/09/food.organics

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Natural balance. The Guardian. 4 June 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jun/04/conservation.environment

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Season’s greetings. The Guardian. 19 March 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/mar/19/wildlife.weather

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. A world apart. The Guardian. 7 May 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/may/07/wildlife.conservation

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Tortuous paths. The Guardian. 23 Apr 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/apr/23/conservation.endangeredhabitats

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Lost horizons. The Guardian. 27 Feb 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/feb/27/water.conservation

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Porous defences. The Guardian. 23 Jan 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jan/23/flooding.water

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Woolly thinking. The Guardian. 9 Jan 2008.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jan/09/2

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Bare necessities. The Guardian. 19 Dec 2007.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/dec/19/conservation.wildlife

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Giving too much ground. The Guardian. 12 Dec 2007
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/profile/paulevans?page=10

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans., P,. Seed sense. The Guardian. 18 Jul 2007.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2007/jul/18/conservation.food

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans,. P. A wildlife icon. The Guardian. 14 June 2007
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/jun/14/awildlifeicon

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans,. P. The lark v the butterfly. The Guardian. 22 May 2007.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/may/22/thelarkversusthebutterfly            
[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Missing monitors. The Guardian. 9 May 2007.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/may/09/society.conservationandendan- geredspecies

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Heart of the Mata. Guardian Weekly. 4 Apr 2007.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/apr/04/conservationandendangeredspecies.- guardiansocietysupplement

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].
 

Evans, P,. Business as usual. The Guardian. 31 Jan 2007.
Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2007/jan/31/guardiansocietysupplement4

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. The thrill of the chase. The Guardian. 8 Nov 2006.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2006/nov/08/society.guardiansocietysupplement 
[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. The power and the glory. The Guardian. 30 Oct 2006. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2002/oct/30/guardiansocietysupplement4
[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Return of the native. The Guardian. 19 Apr 2006. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2006/apr/19/guardiansocietysupplement5
[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Unnatural selection. The Guardian. 18 Jan 2006.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2006/jan/18/guardiansocietysupplement6

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. In the mire. The Guardian. 7 Dec 2005.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/dec/07/guardiansocietysupplement2

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Bird’s-eye views. The Guardian. 13 July 2005.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2005/jul/13/society.environment

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Awkward squads. The Guardian. 8 Jun 2005.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/jun/08/environment.environment2

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Burying treasures. The Guardian. 13 Apr 2005.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/apr/13/environment.environment1

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Divided loyalty. The Guardian. 1 Dec 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/dec/01/environment.ruralaffairs

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. New fungus may bring sudden death to Britain’s oaks. The Guardian. 11 Nov 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/nov/11/environment.science2

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Sale of the centuries. The Guardian. 18 Aug 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/aug/18/environment.environment1

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. How does your garden grow? The Guardian. 26 May 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/may/26/environment.environment

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. India fears public health catastrophe as vultures head for extinction. Guardian Weekly. 22 April 2004. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/apr/22/outlook.development1
[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. On a wing and a prayer. The Guardian. 14 Apr 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/apr/14/environment.environment1

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Pirates of the high fields. The Guardian. 31 Mar 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/mar/31/guardiansocietysupplement.science         
[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. The rot’s set in. The Guardian. 11 Feb 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/feb/11/environment.environment1

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Growing pains. The Guardian. 7 Jan 2004.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/jan/07/environment.environment

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Foreign fields. The Guardian. 23 Jul 2003.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2003/jul/23/greenpolitics.society

 

Evans, P,. Reappearing act. The Guardian. 3 Dec 2003
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2003/dec/03/environment.environment2

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Truth is beauty. The Guardian. 22 May 2002.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2002/may/22/guardiansocietysupplement3

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Flower Power. The Guardian. 3 Apr 2002.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2002/apr/03/guardiansocietysupplement3

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Burning issues. The Guardian. 9 Jan 2002.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2002/jan/09/guardiansocietysupplement7

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Movers and Shakers. The Guardian. 17 May 2000.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2000/may/17/guardiansocietysupplement5

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Rhyme or reason? BBC Wildlife Magazine. 1 March 2000.
 

Evans, P,. It’s a blooming shame. The Guardian. 19 May 1999.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/1999/may/19/guardiansocietysupplement9

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

 

Evans, P,. Beast in all of us. The Guardian. 7 Apr 1999.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/society/1999/apr/07/guardiansocietysupplement3

 

Evans, P,. Limestone cowboys. The Guardian. 20 Feb 1999.                                                                              

Evans, P,. Blinded by light. The Guardian. 10 Feb 1999.
Available from https://www.theguardian.com/science/1999/feb/10/spaceexploration.society                      

[Accessed: 23 Feb 2018].

Evans, P,. Crow nation, Ted Hughes celebrated the wild. The Guardian. 4 Nov 1998.
 

Evans, P,. Barking mad. The Guardian. 7 Oct 1998.
 

Evans, P,. Back in your box, little minx. The Guardian. 19 Aug 1998.
 

Evans, P,. The Wildlife Interview, Valmick Thapar. BBC Wildlife Magazine. 1 Feb 1998
 

Evans, P,. Response to Peretti, 'Nativism and Nature'. Environmental Values 7 (1998): pp.198 -200                

Evans, P,. The taming of the trees. The Guardian. 27 Nov 1992.
 

Evans, P,. The Need for an Environmental Ethic. Resurgence Magazine. 1 Jul 1992.
 

Evans, P,. When nature must stop hiding behind science’s cloak. The Guardian. 6 Dec 1991                            

 

Evans, P,. Use your wildest imagination. Horticulture Week. 25 May 1990.

BBC Wildlife Magazine
Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge
Resurgence & Ecologist
 

Videos

The Verb Paul Evans reads 'Petunia' from 'Herbaceous'

The Royal Horticultural Society's Secret Garden Sunday: Herbaceous book reading, signing and musical performance by author Paul Evans and Michael Kwiatkowski guitarist in the Magical Poetry Yurt .

Field Notes From The Edge book launch at Wenlock Books, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Extract reading from introduction by Paul Evans. 

Paul Evans on the theme of "Connecting with Nature" at the Communicate 2010 conference.

 
 

Reviews 

Green Letters 

Studies in Ecocriticism 

 

Review of Field Notes from the Edge by Prof. Terry Gifford, poet & ecocritic 

''From data to dream, from virus to vision, Field Notes from the Edge is not only the touchstone for future nature writers, it is, for readers, an exemplary and challenging reminder of why we should mitigate the Anthropocene from our own edgelands."

 

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THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The leading international weekly for literary culture. 

Where the wild things are

Nick Groom 

 

"The latest crop of nature-writing books, and wildness is all. There’s a quiet ferocity running through these three very different volumes, powerful yet subtle, refreshingly practical and quotidian – and leagues away from the teen fantasies of George Monbiot with his schemes for “rewilding”. So we have John Lewis-Stempel retro-farming a field of wheat, John Wright rootling about in hedges, and Paul Evans in rapt communion with the fairy folk .....

 

....Thus the landscape does not need to be made strange by wheezes to reintroduce charismatic species; it is already magical for those who have the eyes (and imagination) to see. Evans’s book is a manifesto for fey living rather than rewilding: “I am fascinated by the idea that some places frighten us for reasons we don’t understand; places that feel weird, eerie, sinister, the eldritch places (from the Old English for a strange country, the Otherworld)”. Evans wants us to become more experienced in immaterial encounters, alive to the “eco-gothic” rather than being victims of ecophobia – the anxiety that “Nature bites back” despite human attempts to control and harness it through managing (and denuding) the environment ".

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Field Notes' magic lies partly in the sheer quality of the prose, partly in Evans' ability to loop together disparate threads in a way that feels both natural and carefully patterned: images and words recur, subtle altered each time, layering meaning upon meaning so that each chapter becomes rich with significance. It makes for a profoundly satisfying read. 

 

Melissa Harrison author of 'At Hawthorn Time' 

 

Financial Times Review 

literary ecocritic, nature writer, author of Cold Blood 

 

novelist, poet, short-story writer, professor of fiction, author of I’ll Go to Bed at Noon, Nourishment, Vanishing.

 

naturalist, BBC radio producer, author of The Running SkyThe Poetry of Birds (with Simon Armitage)and Four Fields

 

What other writers are saying 

'Paul Evans ...a rare original. He made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end with his mastery of otherwise unseen moments of life on earth ....'

Maggie Gee OBE FRSL novelist professor of creative writing, author of The White Family, The Ice People, Virginia Woolf in Manhattan. 

In spring 2018 Paul Evans was invited to become a fellow of the English Association.The Association has a long tradition of honouring distinguished figures who have made a special contribution to the promotion of the language arts in all their many facets. Past presidents have included John Galsworthy, Harley Granville–Barker, Sir Kenneth Clark and Dame Rebecca West.

The English Association
The Guardian Letters 6 Appril 2018

Herbaceous reviews –

 

'sharp and humorous observations' The Guardian 

Field Notes From The Edge location photographs 

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