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I'm Jake McGowan-Lowe and I am a bone collector, naturalist, blogger and author as seen on BBC's The One Show, Autumnwatch, Winterwatch, CBBC Wild, Newsround and BBC Breakfast.
I've appeared on the BBC alongside such experts as Sir David Attenborough, Chris Packham, Nick Baker and Ben Garrod. BBC Wildlife Magazine says I'm one of the 50 most influential conservationists in the UK, and The Courier ranked me as the 24th most influential person in 2015.
I am fourteen years old, and I live in a beautiful part of Scotland. I love walking, exploring, watching wildlife and collecting bones. I've been collecting bones since I was six, and I started blogging here in July 2009 when I was seven.
Every week I blog here about something new . Mostly it's about bones that I've found, but sometimes it's about animals and birds that I see on my walks. (You can read more about why I began blogging here, and my advice to other kids wanting to blog here.)
Jake's Bones: The book !
Like this blog ? Buy the book ! This blog and my collection led to a book deal for a brilliant childrens' book published by Hachette Children's. It's now been published in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands (called Het Grote Bottenboek van Jake) and South Korea.
It was even shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Society 2015 Young Person's Book Prize !
You can read more about how I got a book deal here, this is what it looks like, and where you can buy it !
Everything I've written
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- ► 2010 (60)
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Me in the news
There have been stories about me in The Times, the Daily Telegraph Magazine, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, The Sun, Scotland on Sunday, the Sunday Mail, the Dundee Courier, the Perthshire Advertiser, the Stirling Observer, on BBC Radio Scotland, on the STV news, and I've even been on CBBC Wild, CBBC Newsround, The One Show, BBC Autumnwatch and Winterwatch !
©2009-2015 Jake. Dad takes some of the pictures, because that's his job