International Dawn Chorus Day 2020

Taking place on the first weekend of May, International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s greatest symphony. All across the world people rise early to revel in the sweet sound of birdsong, from rattling wrens in Rotherham to crooning cowbirds in the Caribbean. Dawn Chorus Day has…

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Drinking Soil

Walking up through Plashes Wood this afternoon the ground was saturated, leaking from the soil and running along natural breaks and folds in the land. Along one of these lines, populated by damp loving sedges, a rivulet of water disappeared below the soil surface, emitting a sound that could only…

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Underpass and river

On a sharp March afternoon in the spring of 2018 I took a stroll out of Wadesmill along the path that follows the River Rib to Thundridge Old Church. My walk that day took me on through the Youngsbury Estate where I watched the newly born lambs that gambled amongst…

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