Stephen Rutt is an award-winning writer, birder and book reviewer whose work has appeared in the Guardian Country Diary, EarthLines Magazine, Zoomorphic, The Harrier, Surfbirds and BirdGuides. He is author of The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds, which won the Saltire First Book of the Year in 2019, a Roger Deakin Award and was longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 and, most recently, Wintering: A Season with Geese. Stephen currently lives in Dumfries.
'Immediate and transporting... a species-by-species picnic of an unfolding Summer... The role of a Nature writer is to tread a tightrope... They must show us the marvel and wonder, but they must also tell us of the losses and risks in a world of climate chaos and habitat erosion... Rutt treads this fine line just right - the tone is hopeful, nostalgic and poignant.' Kate Blincoe, Resurgence & Ecologist