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What we talk about when we talk about pigeons

So many wood pigeons. I have played a small part in shoring up this overblown population. By one. One extra pigeon in 2017. This is how it happened. Continue reading

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The causeway and the wedding: ritual and hope on midsummer’s eve

First published in Earthlines magazine. Buy a subscription to support their wonderful work!  Steventon, Oxfordshire, June 2015. We would have been straight through and out the other side, were it not for the wedding we were going to in the … Continue reading

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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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Light, camera, action

Last day of October and there was so much going on outside. Though the nasturtium foliage has been shredded by the voracious cabbage white caterpillars, their flowers are still brilliant, bringing bees and hover flies to my door. Common carder … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like seeing plants in the wild…

Seeing plants in the wild helps you to grow them well, but sometimes there are surprises. Continue reading

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