An Introduction to Nature Writing



Join author and naturalist STEPHEN MOSS for a three-week online course teaching the basic skills you’ll need to become a nature writer. Each session focuses on a specific aspect of learning to write about the natural world:

  • Week 1:

    How to take notes in the field; learning some basic techniques, following which you will each write a short piece during the gap between sessions 1 & 2.

  • Week 2:

    Workshopping the written pieces; then the context of nature writing: past, present and future.

  • Week 3:

    We’ll explore other ‘tricks of the trade’ to help improve your writing, and look ahead at how to get your writing published.


  • Tuesday 2 November 7-8.30 pm GMT
  • Tuesday 9 November 7-8.30 pm GMT
  • Tuesday 16 November. 7-8.30 pm GMT


for the three sessions

  • £60 — non-members
  • £58.20 — Bronze-winged Jacana members
  • £55.00 — Silvery Grebe members
  • £50.00 — Golden Oriole members

Price: £60 / £50 per person

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Stephen Moss is a naturalist, broadcaster and nature writer, based in Somerset, who has travelled to all the world’s seven continents in search of wildlife. He was the founding Series Producer of Springwatch, and has written a wide range of books on British birds and other wildlife, including The Accidental Countryside, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, and biographies of the Robin, Wren and Swallow. He now teaches a low-residency MA in Travel and Nature Writing at Bath Spa University.