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A journal

A young person squirting ink into water they have coloured to create a seascape.

10 January 2024

Blue, purple and red seas

I am working with young people, artists, and geographers to prepare imagery that expresses young people’s ideas about Francis Drake, as well as facilitating discussions over a cuppa to co-produce material using this imagery as a basis. This interdisciplinary approach not only enriches the creative process but also adds depth and perspective to the storytelling.

Objects laid on a quadrant to represent where they fit into a landscape that is full of heritage and contemporary friction.

10 December 2023

A Velvet History

I am collaborating with Tavistock Youth Cafe and The Tamar Valley National Landscape, with the support from the National Trust to explore Francis Drake’s home at Buckland Abbey. This partnership not only provides a valuable opportunity for young people to connect with their local heritage but also fosters a sense of ownership and leadership in exploring and interpreting the significance of figures like Drake.

Grass arranged in a pile and lit with a slide saying autism to the right of the image.

25 October 2023

Autism, climate change and anarchy

A group of us gained funding to co-create an event aimed to engage not only those who could no longer walk to The Reens - a woodland in Troon, Cornwall - but also targeted children and young people. The event comprised an outdoor workshop in Reens Wood and a gaming session in Troon Village Hall, both of which proved to be engaging and educational experiences.

12 July 2023

Midsummer Butterfly Recording Day

On our annual butterfly-monitoring day at Loe Bar, the weather was hot due to a heatwave, with a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and a light southwesterly wind. The sky was mostly blue with some cumulus clouds. The tide was going out and was at a midway point. Due to the drought, there were brown patches of grass and the paths were very dry.

A women with a red hat on, painting the sunset in front of her whilst sitting on the beach.

3 March 2023

Art club on the dunes

Artist Hilary Jean Gibson and myself have set up Friends of the Towans Art Club (FOTT ART CLUB) with the support of Towans Ranger Martin Rule and the charity Friends of the Towans. With Martin’s guidance we were able to apply for funding from Dynamic Dunescapes.

4 January 2023

Digital, watery and Finnish creations

This New Year I am assembling and archiving new and past work. I will add developments to this journal as I move forward but the projects page is where the […]

Photograph of a Silver-studded butterfly landing on a hand.

7 July 2022

theirwork, midsummer butterfly recording day

Since 2007, I have been recording butterflies on the cliffs as you walk south towards Loe Bar with butterfly expert Phil Harris. Each year people join them and help to record the day. Phil teaches newcomers how to look for butterflies and also about the amazing life cycle of the Silver-studded Blue.

Tagscape, Mapping Landscape Values, Agritech, Ecogeographer, Shaun Lewin, Dominica Williamson

6 July 2021

Mapping Landscape Values – A new ‘small data’ tool

Mapping Landscape Values (MLVs) is a value based data visualisation service. It supports the provision of agricultural perceptual data. The need to gather, present and store value based data; this […]

A person in a workshop righting the answer to an open question on a glass slide

25 June 2021

How do people value agricultural landscape?

How do people value agricultural landscape? To get to this answer, I believe it’s sensory and ethnographic. I am utilising citizen science principles and participatory action based depth to get […]

Free App called Rate My View to capture landscape values

21 June 2021


UNLOCK NATURE: NATURE LIBÉRÉE ​​is a digital citizen science project led by Reef Conservation which is open to anyone living in Mauritius. Ecogeographer has been fortunate to work with Reef […]

Jason Parsons exchanging tips with a Mauritian community whilst working on the Coral Communities project

4 March 2021

Webinar – Sensory Sea

Last month Dr Louisa Evans (Univeristy of Exeter) and Ecogeographer delivered a webinar to the MARSOCSCI network titled: Co-producing an understanding of the needs and priorities of coastal communities – […]

An image of the Chicory flower under UV light created for an introduction to botanical art for families

1 September 2020

An introduction to botanical art for families

Pick, Pop, Peek, Pin & Paint Plants with CAST-OFF – An introduction to botanical art for families with CAST, August was a joy. On several occasions families joined me in […]