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 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.
In which I describe a few of my favourite bridges from my photo-project ‘Hebden's Other Bridges’.
I have provided an article for a new anthology about wading birds.
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.
On the unlikely 17th and 18th-century German fashion of keeping tree frogs to forecast the weather.
August on the Dee Marshes and the Pennine Moors, including encounters with a bolshie pheasant, a practising peregrine, and a flirty wheatear.
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.
An unwelcome modern intrusion into one of my favourite wildernesses takes me on an unplanned medieval journey in reverse.
The former pope reportedly sees management training as torment. As a conception of hell, it makes more sense than everlasting fire.