Bob’s work encourages people to observe their everyday environment more closely -and to and understand it more fully. His work is often in an urban setting and he is a long-standing campaigner for the protection of urban open spaces and public access. A pioneer of inner city conservation, his varied career has ranged from stand-up comedian to Director of Sustainability at a London local authority. He is the author of ‘The Kings Cross Cut’, ‘On Spectacle and Species’ and ‘The Green London Way’, recently republished in a fully revised edition. His newspaper column on urban wildlife has now been running for 18 years. Bob lives, with his family, in the East End of London where he is currently working on ‘Ghost Trees’, a study of trees in an urban landscape and the ways in which past influences and natural forms help shape the modern city.