18 March 2020

A generous gift arrives through the post: an 1889 edition of Charles Darwin’s Journal of Researches, more commonly known as The Voyage of the Beagle. A present from someone who enjoyed my Moor book and who follows my Darwin-related activities on the internet. I’ve promised to buy him a pint once this virus crisis is over.

A generous gift.

A fleeting visit to the Dee Marshes in the later afternoon en route to a Dad’s before he goes into self-isolation. I saw a grey heron trying to intimidate a great white egret. I’d never seen the two side-by-side before, so had not appreciated how much taller the egrets are, although their bulk seemed comparable.

By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Website · Facebook · Twitter · Newsletter · Book

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