An unwelcome modern intrusion into one of my favourite wildernesses takes me on an unplanned medieval journey in reverse.
About my—and my mum's—childhood holidays on the Welsh island of Anglesey.
My photos from an out-of-season weekend at the seaside.
Three and a half decades after I first became enchanted by the place, I finally set foot on the island that inspired Arthur Ransome's ‘Swallows and Amazons’.
On a second expedition I made in search of a rare plant. This time, I accompanied someone who knew what he was doing.
On an expedition I made in search for a rare plant, and the need for DNA-assisted species identification devices.
For many years, I've sought in vain for a particular wild flower on my local patch—a plant that inspired Charles Darwin to write an entire book on insectivorous plants.
In the fudge-box-pretty village of Burton on my native Wirral Peninsula lie two graves, their inscriptions now utterly lost.
How plants can end up in the strangest of places.
On the seventeenth-century polymath Sir Thomas Browne, and his tenuous connection with my local moor.