Thank you to everyone who has shared with us in this endeavour so far. We know it is always said on these occasions that the standard was high and the choice difficult, but it was true. All the readers and judges remarked on this independently of each other, and all felt their responsibility keenly.

Thank you for taking us on your lockdown walks and telling us something we didn’t know in every entry. It has been a great honour and we hope we can make an anthology worthy of you all.

The Nature Chronicles Team

The Shortlist will be announced here on 1st September 2022