USA-born Emily Laurence Baker has lived in England for more than 30 years, dividing her time between London and the New Forest since 2002. Her love for the Forest developed from understanding how animals and humans work together to maintain this historic and diverse landscape. A keen cyclist and walker, she loves to explore hidden corners of the Forest that reveal both natural and human stories. Her dual nationality furnishes a dual perspective on the Forest – viewing the region with the enthusiasm of a newcomer but the insights and experience of a local. As a journalist, her articles on numerous topics have been published in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Psychologies and many other publications. She’s also written the London edition of City Walks with Kids for Chronicle Books.