Bats podcast piece

New moon, Mercury and Venus setting over Heptonstall

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 on Notes From Walnut Tree 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.

Nature Book Reader

Nature Book Reader

My recommendations for some top nature reading have been included in the updated Caught by the River Nature Book Reader webzine.

Invertigo

Milky Way

I’ve never seen stars remotely approaching those in Anglesey. There are so damn many of them. Thousand upon thousand. Too many to count.

Pleasures of August

Harebells

August on the Dee Marshes and the Pennine Moors, including encounters with a bolshie pheasant, a practising peregrine, and a flirty wheatear.

Back-endish

Sea mist

How a mere week can make a big difference in the natural world.