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.
In which I finally set eyes on Wild Cat Island.