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For a time, the US was a world-leader in protecting its wild land. Now, precious habitats could be ruined for ever by fracking and logging companies.
Just as we finally understand the crucial role of bees, the US president has suspended Obama’s pollinator programme.
The mind needs a space to wander free, encountering the fauna, real or imagined, with whom we share this earth, and the elements that shape that shared terrain.
The natural world did not really feature in my history books growing up, but it should have done.
Naturally, I was delighted to discover these crepuscular clans of tiny, leather-clad aviators.
After particularly grand storms, that is.
No amount of PR can disguise how different subsistence hunting is from its more leisurely cousin.
The call is plaintive, at times, sometimes rising in excitement, persistent enough to be an integral part of the twilight hours.
Nose twitching, tail thumping, he could have been in a wild hunt through snowy woods or a puppyhood memory that we’d accuse him of being unable to form.
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That combination of long stillness with moments of extraordinary speed and precision.
The avian magicians spend months at sea, never touching land and taking only a moment’s rest now and then.