Hello and welcome to Common By Nature. Maintained by nature writer, naturalist, birder and content creator James Common, this site explores issues to do with ecology and conservation. While also serving as a journal showcasing James’s explorations in the natural world.

Here you can expect trip reports, creative nature writing, opinion, factual articles and ecological musings: all with a focus on the great outdoors. To read more, please visit the blog; while additional posts by the author can also be found on his Northumberland Wildlife Trust column. Additionally, you can check out New Nature Magazine – founded by James in late 2016.