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Rain Sideways by Paul Evans

Rain Sideways by Paul Evans | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
"The storm is with us. Standing in the dunes in the indifferent lash of rain sideways feels like being part of a community"
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Where the wild things are Times Literary Supplement 

Where the wild things are Times Literary Supplement  | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Three approaches to experiencing nature at the local level, which is ‘magical for those who have the eyes to see’
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No hiding place for a stranded squab

No hiding place for a stranded squab | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire This scratty bundle feigning invisibility generates an anxiety that permeates a bright autumn morning
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Blood and bandages: a healer in the hedgerow

Blood and bandages: a healer in the hedgerow | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country dairy: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Even though the woundwort has lost its place in the pharmacy, bees visit these late flowers for the nectar tucked inside them
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Life-affirming flash of colour in the hedgerow

Life-affirming flash of colour in the hedgerow | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire These shocking pink perennials are an antidote to a kind of sobriety that prevails in much writing about the natural world
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Monstrous Thing

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Dark, dangerous, repulsive ...a being thrown up from the deep...a monstrous thing... paulevanswenlockedge.com/#!monstrous-th… #books pic.twitter.com/MRqXdXWKJD


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Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1 Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge: Song after the storm

Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1 Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge: Song after the storm | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

The robin materialises from a point in the ground where the storm disappeared. Out of all the thrashing rain and screaming winds, the bird stands, in the conspicuous, red-breasted, defiance of the season’s greetings card pose and begins to sing.

 

Storm Desmond, which newspaper headlines have called the wildest of all, seems to have largely passed through, although there are still errant gusts and cat-spits of rain.

 

“After a storm there must be a calm,” sang Desmond Dekker. It’s not calm yet. At the coat-flapping edges of the gale we escaped the worst of the flooding and wind damage that hit the north. But we have not come out of it unscathed. Flood barriers have been erected on the river towns, and the Severn flashes across fields where swans and geese gather for the event.

 


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Leaves turning fiery like metal blades in a forge

Leaves turning fiery like metal blades in a forge | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country Diary Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Autumn’s falling leaves are full of meaning: leaving and loss, mortality and decay
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Paul Evans: We must all realise why botany and Kew Gardens really matter | Comment | London Evening Standard

Paul Evans: We must all realise why botany and Kew Gardens really matter | Comment | London Evening Standard | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
As a writer, gardener and conservationist, I am fascinated by the way our attitudes to wild and cultivated plants shape the world we live in. Much of what I’ve learned about that I’ve discovered from botanical gardens — and Kew is the greatest of these.  Kew is more than a venerable historic institution; it is a living thing, a community of plants and people that has grown through the centuries. Kew tells us about the past (inglorious though some of its stories are) and it is telling us about our future, too.

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Insects find lifeline in the busiest of busy lizzies

Insects find lifeline in the busiest of busy lizzies | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Despite its invasive tendencies, Himalayan balsam is a useful food source for many insects
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Blot out and backcross: the butterfly’s genetic secret?

Blot out and backcross: the butterfly’s genetic secret? | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
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Field Notes From The Edge. Extract chapter 10 Plot, reading by Paul Evans. Published by Rider Books

Field Notes From The Edge. Extract chapter 10 Plot, reading by Paul Evans. Published by Rider Books | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

Field Notes From The Edge. Video extract, chapter 10, reading by Paul Evans. 

 

Field Notes From The Edge published by Rider Books @RiderBooks 

Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1 


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Rooks among the rocks at Stonehenge

Rooks among the rocks at Stonehenge | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

Country Diary: Stonehenge Grey rocks arranged like sails, each with its own character, presence and miniature meadow of lichens ‘performed’ under a windy sky" 


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All the colours of a November evening on Wenlock Edge Guardian Country Diary by Paul Evans  

All the colours of a November evening on Wenlock Edge Guardian Country Diary by Paul Evans   | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire There is something about the combination of sky-blue, red and black that fascinates me – I don’t understand why
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The harlequin ladybird is a clever little devil

The harlequin ladybird is a clever little devil | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Used to control crop pests, this beetle also has a frightening appetite for other ladybirds and the eggs of butterflies
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At Lackford Lakes with
Melissa Harrison, Suffolk Festival of Idea.   

At Lackford Lakes with<br/>Melissa Harrison, Suffolk Festival of Idea.    | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

'Hosting the event in a bird hide flavored it with a sense of theater. It brought people into a building built into a landscape that aimed to camouflage, rendering them invisible to the wildlife outside.

 

On that day the clapping of wings was drowned out by the clapping of hands, the cries of wading birds became woven into the threads of poetic words that chased one another out of the mouths of poets and story-tellers'.  

 

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What's New on my website, travel photography by Maria Nunzia, Caernarfon, Harlech, Hoo Peninsula and latest BBC Radio 4 Feature, The River

What's New on my website, travel photography by Maria Nunzia, Caernarfon, Harlech, Hoo Peninsula and latest BBC Radio 4 Feature, The River | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Paul Evans Guardian Country Diary, books, writings,videos, poetry, BBC radio programmes and plays.

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Daffodil Extract from Herbaceous by Paul Evans 

Daffodil Extract from Herbaceous by Paul Evans  | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

'Down in Dymock, on the red clay of Severn Vale,

the daffodils packed in boxes went to London on

the train and poets went to War. Neither came back'.

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The gothic charm of cormorants

The gothic charm of cormorants | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge In recent years these diving fish-hunters have become ubiquitous in freshwater lakes and rivers
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Haws light way for the worm hunters | Environment | The Guardian

Haws light way for the worm hunters | Environment | The Guardian | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Maybe 50 buzzards were staring into the earth, charming worms up by the power of will
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Kronking ravens and flower oracles – our natural barometers?

Kronking ravens and flower oracles – our natural barometers? | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire As I peer into the yarrow and gentians, thinking about changes in this strange season, a raven flies over - then the raindrops fall
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The bucolic noble savage – alive in my head?

The bucolic noble savage – alive in my head? | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire The thrush’s gaze was defiant, proud – I wondered if I read into it what I wanted to see
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Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain's Secret Wilderness

Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain's Secret Wilderness | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain’s Secret Wilderness, by Paul Evans
Ebury Press, hardback, 272 pages. Out now

Book review by Neil Sentance

For the past month we’ve been left in charge of my mother-in-law’s young dog, a lively whippet-poodle cross, while she has been bac
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Field Notes From The Edge twitter stream

Field Notes  From The Edge twitter stream | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Field Notes From The Edge book launch. For more info visit http://drpaulevans33.wix.com/paul-evans#!field-notes-from-the-edge-/c15ds
#NewBook @Rider_Books pic.twitter.com/id6FTeHa5g

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