natural world

  • Sep122014

    Wharf Stream Way waymarker post

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    In June, I submitted a design to be carved as a waymarker post  as part of the The Wharf Stream…

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  • Apr252014

    What is a drypoint: badgers and bluebells

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    What is drypoint print? How do you make one? I explain in this blog.

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  • Feb192014

    Birding in The Gambia

    170 different species in just 10 days! Last week, just as the birds fly south to escape the British winter,…

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  • Dec272013

    Squonk

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    Side 1 track 3 of Genesis’ 1977 album Trick of the Tail tells the tale of the squonk, a mythical…

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  • Oct192012

    Edward Lear – bird artist

    Today we visited the Happy Birthday Edward Lear exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford. Edward Lear is best known for…

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  • Jul032012

    The extinction of the Great Auk – 3 July 1844

    The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was once a common and magnificent sight in the sparkling waters of the North Atlantic.…

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  • Apr302011
    Swimming with dolphins

    Swimming with dolphins in Cuba

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    Two years ago I had a beautiful encounter swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand.  A pod of perhaps 500…

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  • Apr252011
    Bahama mockingbird

    The birds of Cuba

    Although our recent holiday in Cuba wasn’t the typical exploratory journey through the planet’s natural wonders that Moth and me…

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  • Dec082010
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    Audubon’s Birds of America

    “With the exception of the mockingbird, I know no species so gay and frolicksome” Audubon wrote of the red-headed woodpecker…

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  • Oct122010
    Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu magic

    A lifetime’s ambition is finally achieved with a visit to the ‘lost city of the Incas’, Machu Picchu, Peru.

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