Category Archives: Natural history

Dusk at the top of the wood

It was peaceful at dusk at the top of the wood. Continue reading

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Greenwich oasis

Memories of better times: the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is a pretty special place. Continue reading

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Finale for All the Moor Butterflies

The three-year All the Moor Butterflies project has ended, but we must all still care for butterflies and moths. Continue reading

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‘Violets are rather nice’—but too early

Having seen violets in February I turned to AA Milne to see when they flowered in 1928. Continue reading

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Circuit of Canvey Island

I joined South-East Essex Ramblers on a fascinating walk around Canvey Island on the route which will soon become the England Coast Path. Continue reading

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A brief escape to Common Wood

While Brexit raged in parliament 13 volunteers sought refuge in working for butterflies on Common Wood, Dartmoor. Continue reading

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A man who knew his mushrooms

I learnt a great deal about John Newnham, former field officer for the Ramblers, at his funeral in February. Continue reading

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