Jane Smith was born in Sussex. After gaining a degree in Zoology, she became a wildlife film-maker for the BBC Natural History Unit and National Geographic, winning an Emmy for her work. When her children were born she changed direction, creating wildlife artwork as another way of communicating her passion for the natural world. She now lives in Argyll with her husband, also a wildlife film-maker, and children.
'The text is both lyrical and informative and, together with delightful illustrations on just about every page, it certainly makes me want to go back to Oronsay for a closer look' * Scottish Birds * 'I found myself returning to it again and again, just to savour Smith's vibrant artwork' * Sunday Herald * '[T]he next best thing to being there' * Scotland on Sunday *