After 20 years walking on the Moor, I finally bag a brace of decent grouse photos.
Writing tagged: ‘proto-sidelines’
Stuff I wrote before I conceived of my ‘Sidelines’ section, but, in retrospect, should rightly be filed there.
Getting jittery about swallows
It's getting to that time of year again. Swallows are on their way.
My bat-shit crazy hypothesis about rooks
A ridiculous observation concerning rooks, which can't possibly be right.
Putting the wet in wetland
Our moorlands are—or should be—important wetland habitats.
Grouse in winter
How red grouse change their habits in cold weather.
A new favourite place
A walk with an old friend on the Cumbrian coast.
Our kitchen might not be of World Heritage Site calibre just yet, but each autumn there comes a reminder that our house sits on the same spinning rock as Stonehenge and Newgrange.
The Moor is at peak-purple at this time of year, with the heather in full bloom.
The nearly dead tree
Each spring, I visit a particular corner of the Moor to check if an old friend has managed to survive another winter.
My photos from an out-of-season weekend at the seaside.
Exploring my damp patch
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 new ways
How plants can end up in the strangest of places.