On Charles Darwin’s use of photography in his book about human and animal emotions.
Things I wrote or made that were published elsewhere.
Bats podcast piece
I make a guest appearance in episode 16 of Melissa Harrison’s podcast ‘The Stubborn Light of Things’. Here’s an extended version.
Notes from Nell Carr Farm
‘Notes from Walnut Tree Farm’ is by far my favourite Roger Deakin book. His assembled notes and jottings are packed full of ideas. The signal-to-noise ratio is phenomenal.
Hebden’s non-eponymous bridges
In which I describe a few of my favourite bridges from my photo-project ‘Hebden's Other Bridges’.
Migrant waders anthology
I have provided an article for a new anthology about wading birds.
Nature Book Reader
My recommendations for some top nature reading have been included in the updated Caught by the River Nature Book Reader webzine.
I’ve never seen stars remotely approaching those in Anglesey. There are so damn many of them. Thousand upon thousand. Too many to count.
LRB letter: ‘Weather-forecasting frogs’
On the unlikely 17th and 18th-century German fashion of keeping tree frogs to forecast the weather.
Pleasures of August
August on the Dee Marshes and the Pennine Moors, including encounters with a bolshie pheasant, a practising peregrine, and a flirty wheatear.
Prize-winning author lost on Moor
When your instincts and your compass disagree, trust your instincts. I mean your compass.
How a mere week can make a big difference in the natural world.
In the wilderness of Wirral
An unwelcome modern intrusion into one of my favourite wildernesses takes me on an unplanned medieval journey in reverse.