The child of a grey coal town in Calvinist Scotland, I was hungry for imagery, wild about colour and, even though I accepted that I would never live there, desperate for proof of some other world.
We sought out the high point, and there it was: the panorama we’d been seeking.
Attributing emotions to birds is not a flight of fancy. Emotions are a feature of evolution: they arose to help creatures navigate the world safely and with maximum reward.
According to new research, city-dwelling spiders are larger and more fertile than their rural-dwelling relatives.
For generations, people on the periphery have watched their ways of life – often informed by deep wisdom and ancient traditions – being sacrificed for “resources” for those in central nations.
An organised cull of grey squirrels could also be a culinary opportunity.
Adam Foulds on a vanished world of natural wonders and cyclical labour.
The author Katherine Swift gives us her reflection on spring, a time of the returning sun and fresh life in the garden.
With Silent Spring, Rachel Carson helped to launch the modern ecology movement – but it is her sea trilogy that captures her spirit.