Chris Duffield

Nature lover, writer, endurance runner, musician (guitar & piano), vegan, tree-grower, rewilder, hiker, forager, Bowie and Suede fan, and cat parent with my husband Kevin. Always have a song in my head.

Reader of books on nature, biology, and science in general; philosophy, religion and history; languages and culture; also poetry and novels. Attempt to be quadrilingual, but advances in one language seem to mysteriously displace words from another one. Keen on invertebrates, trees, birds, wildflowers, fungi... all life.

Philomath, Renaissance woman, jack of all trades; fairly good at most things if given the chance. Trying to find the time to be both an ecologist and a software tester. Conscientious: If something is worth doing, it's worth doing properly. Recovering perfectionist.

I enjoy drawing, singing, colourful veg dishes, silence and solitude. Plotting to escape the city (Glasgow) for a house in Highland Perthshire with a huge garden.

Cumbernauld Glen (photo by Katrina Martin) Avon River, Chatelherault With Dink the male Kestrel The Falls of Clyde Enjoying the sun, Chatelherault Eglinton Country Park EMF Half Marathon 2018

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