Monthly Archives: May 2016

Make way for badgers!

While in some counties badgers are being culled, I am pleased to say that in Bucks they are being protected. The road teams are out in force around Turville, filling in the potholes—work which is long overdue. At the top … Continue reading

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Where drains have names

The Valais canton is the driest part of Switzerland and the inhabitants depend on an irrigation system gathering water from the glaciers. Continue reading

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Alpine commoning

I learnt about commoning in the Alps on a walk from Blatten in Switzerland’s Valais region. Continue reading

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An airport in three nations

I am in Switzerland for the European conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons Continue reading

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The Enchanted Place

I joined the Vanguards in Ashdown Forest to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Vanguard Way
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Nine kinds of warblers

I saw nine kinds of warblers on a visit to Otmoor on 8 May, a record for me on one visit. Continue reading

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Peregrines’ places

I normally see peregrines in wild places, so an urban peregrine was an unusual experience for me. Continue reading

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