Category Archives: environment

The bee and the damson tree: everything is connected

The bee and the damson tree: what happens on a Munich balcony is a bewitching reminder of the interconnectedness of things Continue reading

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2015: thrice the kingfisher

I saw kingfishers along the river Crane three times this year. Each time I thought I’d burst. It’s amazing they’re thriving, given that the river has suffered four big ‘pollution incidents’ in the last four years.* The first glimpse of ice … Continue reading

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Into the woods: early autumn in the fifth element

I’ve often thought of broadleaved woodland as the fifth element, somewhere between air and water. Continue reading

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Take a walk, Mrs Merkel: dispatch from high above the G7 summit

At the tree line on Mount Schachen on the last day of May it was noisy. The mountain was being prepared for total shutdown. If the G7 is all about soft diplomacy, then there’s a chance our leaders might be influenced by more visceral experience. Please, Mrs Merkel, take them for a walk. Continue reading

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