Bob Gilbert is a long-standing campaigner for the protection of urban open spaces and public access.
A pioneer of inner city conservation, his varied career has ranged from stand-up comedian to Director of Sustainability at a London local authority.
His books include ‘The Green London Way’, a 110 mile walking route round London, and 'Ghost Trees', the stories of wildlife and people in an urban parish.
His newspaper column on urban wildlife has now been running for over 20 years.
Bob lives in the East End of London with his family, a greyhound and several chickens.