Mark Cocker - Through 360°
Each year we run tours in the Balkans
- and also the UK -
with the author and naturalist Mark Cocker.
Here's Mark's own introduction to his 360° breaks,
with the dates and links below:
"Several years ago I began a programme of private courses and holidays.
I call the whole programme '360 Degrees' because the aim is to take the broadest possible approach to looking at wildlife and nature.
Birds are always at the heart of our activities, but we also enjoy butterflies and spiders, flowers and fungi, reptiles and mammals; in short, all parts of nature.
Yet it is not only that we look at everything, we also explore their role in the cultural lives of the area.
The key is to take our time, to savour it all without regard for targets or species lists; and from this, hopefully, will flow the richest, most creative reponse to place and nature."