In your faces, twitchers!
It's time we re-examined the legacy of England's greatest gardener.
As the climate changes, we will mourn the clarity of the idealised spring, whose business in nature is to promote renewal after a period of rest.
After a chance remark in the pub, I used my OS map to find the barn owl.
How the whomping willow from Harry Potter entered a new "stage of life".
Mark Laird's A Natural History of English Gardening reveals gardens as arenas of debate between the natural and the domesticated.
Martins are in steep decline now, but once their mud-cup nests, slung under eaves, were a familiar sight across Britain.
For a few days every year in the Fal Estuary, primoses flower underwater. But that's not the only spectacular sight in the South West.