Wild Cat Island

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’.

Exploring my damp patch

Cotton grass

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.

Finding stuff out

We only have a few precious years on this wonderful planet, so why not find out what you can about it while you still have the chance?