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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.
Grouse hunting is being managed on an agri-industrial scale to maximise profits and government funding.
After particularly grand storms, that is.
No amount of PR can disguise how different subsistence hunting is from its more leisurely cousin.
It’s a miracle that we are all here.
These strangely beguiling amphibious fish are fascinating for reasons that are hard to spell out.
The call is plaintive, at times, sometimes rising in excitement, persistent enough to be an integral part of the twilight hours.