A SELF-CONFESSED Darwin enthusiast from Easthampton has written two books about the natural surroundings that shaped the thinkings of the ‘father of evolution’.

Ewa Prokop, a volunteer with the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, has published ‘Two Landscapes Darwin Held Dear’ – about his life in Shropshire and Downe – to coincide with the great scientists’ birthday on February 12.

She has also written a children’s book ‘Darwin & The Butterfly’ – information on both can be found at Ewa’s website www.madaboutcharlesdarwin.co.uk .