Andy Jefferies has made his home in the “voluptuous hillage” of West Dorset, having journeyed from his native Scottish borders via the Niger Delta and many places between. Taking selective inspiration from Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male he has entwined himself in the brambles, hedges and hollow-ways of a landscape that whispers a thousand years of history. Oliver Rackham’s History of the Countryside is a bedside table fixture, alongside Tom Hirons’ poem ‘Sometimes a Wild God’.
As an ecologist, he explores the relationship between Britain’s more secretive wildlife, the landscape it inhabits and the folks with whom it is shared. He co-founded Wild Days Conservation to enable people to get closer to that wildlife and actively contribute to its research and conservation.
Andy is a trained and experienced group leader having spent many years running wildlife conservation holidays in Britain and overseas.