It was the most unexpected place for a raven encounter. These are the most private of birds and prefer places away from people. So, it didn’t even cross my mind that the crow I was cooing over at one of ...

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The lynx claimed me two summers ago.When I first heard this mysterious and magnificent wild cat was going to be reintroduced back into England, I didn’t believe it at first.Stories like this give me hope. As the very survival of ...

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​Ever since my youth I've felt the embrace of my landscape. I've known its curves and its cures.As a troubled teenager I'd disappear into the thickness of the woods, unseen by all but the familiars of the place. There I ...

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Although the ground is still encased in the icy grip of winter there's a change in the air.Deep in the woods the birds are perking up, raising their voices to the rising light.The high pitched trill of Nuthatch resounds through ...

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Dragon Weather I sat on the banks of the small lake, hypnotised by the flicker of sunlight on the duck-waves that broke the glassy surface. In the heat of this new summer’s day nothing stirred, even the birds were taking ...

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A few months ago I had reason to visit an ancient landscape that holds deep memories of a pivotal time in our history. On a finger of land that reaches out into Morecambe Bay it is said that a final ...

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