Our changing seasons

Our changing seasons

What do the months of November and December hold in store this year? Summer seemed to continue well into October and the normal September storms…
College Days

College Days

There is, or used to be, a station on London Underground called Camden Town which I came to know extremely well. For 4½ years I…
Babies Galore

Babies Galore

Nothing is more fascinating than the way that different species provide for the welfare of their babies. It even starts with the variation in the…
Rodeo Days

Rodeo Days

I was talking to a farmer recently and I mentioned that when I see a vet on the TV these days, they seem to have…
Feeding on the wing

Feeding on the wing

The swift’s eyes have located the prey (if you follow their glance on the image below) - a humble fly that’s no match for the…
A life on the road pt 2

A life on the road pt 2

In the post-war days a job for an assistant invariably came with accommodation and a car.  In my case the living was No.1 Bird’s Nest…
Moving stories

Moving stories

I’m writing this on a bleak mid-winter’s day - all grey skies and biting winds. As consolation I find my mind turning to warmer thoughts…
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