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Nature Flash Great spotted woodpecker

Intimate moments in the life of a Great spotted woodpecker
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Marsh marigolds jump into life like a bawdy old song

Marsh marigolds jump into life like a bawdy old song | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: The name comes from the Old English for horse-gall, a flowerbud like a blister, also called mare's blob
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Herbaceous by Paul Evans - YouTube

HERBACEOUS a Little Toller Monograph written by Paul Evans illustrated by Kurt Jackson."Herbaceous is gardening with words. It is a book of audacious botany ...
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Diary Wenlock Edge: The snowdrops are so prolific they give the churchyard a kind of radiance...

Diary Wenlock Edge: The snowdrops are so prolific they give the churchyard a kind of radiance... | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

"The February fair maids are out for Imbolc, for Candlemas. Imbolc is the Celtic pagan cross-quarter day, halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox; Candlemas is the feast of the purification of the Virgin Mary; and the fair maids are snowdrops. In the churchyard of St Peter's in Stanton Lacy, Corvedale, jackdaws and rooks rattle from the high trees – and beneath them, around the headstones, are sheets of snowdrops.

 

The story goes that the beautiful Saint Milburgha, the Saxon princess who founded the priory of Much Wenlock in 680AD, was being chased by a Welsh prince, "a would-be suitor" in the coy language of the story. On her flight back to Wenlock, Milburgha had to cross the river Corve. With her pursuers gaining, she knelt to pray for deliverance and the little river suddenly became a raging torrent, saving her. In gratitude, she established a church at the river crossing"..............


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Happy New Year!

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Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

We owe them more than memory.

Wishing them and you Happy New Year. 

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Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

We owe them more than memory 

Wishing them and you Happy New Year. 

Maria Nunzia @Varvera 's curator insight, January 2, 4:35 AM

Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

We owe them more than memory.

Wishing them and you Happy New Year. 

Maria Nunzia @Varvera 's curator insight, January 2, 4:35 AM

Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

We owe them more than memory.

Wishing them and you Happy New Year. 

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Video: Urban Fox tranquil and yet alert


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Civilisations rise and fall in the woods

Civilisations rise and fall in the woods | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: The structures that blossom in the air age quickly, decay and collapse, while newer, bigger edifices heave out of the earth to replace them

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Save Acklands Coppice A Campaign to Protect Wildlife In This Secluded Part Of Wenlock Edge From Development.

Save Acklands Coppice A Campaign to Protect Wildlife In This Secluded Part Of Wenlock Edge From Development. | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
"The sound of the chain saw penetrates the peace of Acklands Coppice and trees are being felled at a steady rate. Meanwhile, a large digger has removed the face of the badger sett. This area will never be the same again. This secluded stretch of water and woodland has for many years been an undisturbed habitat"

 

 

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NIGHTWATCH

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Nightwatch

 

I hear no sound, except night’s breath.

 

I see no evidence of violence, except the violence of knowing it will happen.

 

They will come but not when you expect them.

 

They will be there but not on the land you patrol.

 

Their ambition is to out-fox you, “bear down on nature,”

 

Take their 30 pieces of silver and leave with the carcasses before dawn

 

 

 

 

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One jump at a time, the meadow grasshopper has come a long way

One jump at a time, the meadow grasshopper has come a long way | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Sharing an ancestor in the Balkans, the grasshopper has an ancient lineage, stretching back 300m years

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Thistledown blown like snow

Thistledown blown like snow | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: One musk thistle may be sending out 120,000 seeds, as does every plant from here to Australia
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Dark secrets of the great crested newt

Dark secrets of the great crested newt | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Here was the salamander of myth, the fire creature that so fascinated Aristotle

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Some prayed for the poor, sick and dying, others for riches, power and wealth. All led to ruin. This was their future.

Some prayed for the poor, sick and dying, others for riches, power and wealth. All led to ruin. This was their future. | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
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Blood moon rising

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge: As chiffchaffs count the seconds to Easter, the first bluebells are opening into a strange and ominous alignment

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Sweet violets, a cure for melancholy written by Paul Evans @BooksPaulEvans1 Author of Herbaceous a Little Toller Monograph

Sweet violets, a cure for melancholy written by Paul Evans @BooksPaulEvans1 Author of Herbaceous a Little Toller Monograph | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

"At wood's edge, on a rabbit-scrabbled bank, a patch of white sweet violets, five yards square, glows under trees. There is so much energy in the air: a flash of sunlight catches the flowers and is gone under heavy cloud; in a matter of minutes there's rain, then snow. I take cover against an old field maple on the wood's medieval hedge bank.

Laid centuries ago, the maple's trunk grows in a right angle, protecting the violets for many generations. I watch snowflakes blow over violets and, as the two become almost indistinguishable, air and earth fill with white flowers".

 


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Startled by an emerald vision in the monochrome gloom – an aberrant fern

Startled by an emerald vision in the monochrome gloom – an aberrant fern | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: This fern in a crack between evolutionary forms, in the ruins of a quarry wall, in a grey wood under a lowering sky, is the kind of hybrid which subverts our fixed view of nature

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Conspiratorial mutterings in the hedge

Conspiratorial mutterings in the hedge | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: The male yellowhammers in this sunlight are as yellow as the crabapples stuck like gobstoppers in the tree

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Spiders spin and weave along hedges shining bright with bryony berries

Spiders spin and weave along hedges shining bright with bryony berries | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Webs of gossamer cast by thousands snag the sunlight, float in the air and stroke against the skin as I walk by

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Wenlock Edge Country Diary: "On a mulch of leaves, the crab apples glow with their imperfect perfection".

Wenlock Edge Country Diary: "On a mulch of leaves, the crab apples glow with their imperfect perfection". | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Sunlight gives the fruit an inner luminosity like treasure in a cave, and for this display the woods are very quiet

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Wenlock Edge's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:28 AM

Beautifully written "Sunlight gives the fruit an inner luminosity like treasure in a cave, and for this display the woods are very quiet"

Peter Buckland's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:10 AM

... and yet another wonderful piece.

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Nature, red in tooth and claw: a young peregrine risks all to kill a racing pigeon

Nature, red in tooth and claw: a young peregrine risks all to kill a racing pigeon | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: It was a fresh kill, and the first bluebottles were investigating the scene with forensic diligence.

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The Hills Have Spies (Cleeve Studios)

A Cleeve Studios / LouiseNoBladder film about the British Badger Cull and those who are out night after night patrolling the killing zones of Gloucestershire...
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Natural History Museum to exhibit winning images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition

Natural History Museum to exhibit winning images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
The extraordinary sight of a dugong, a sea mammal closely related to elephants, surrounded by a group of snorkellers – as well as rain-soaked lions in the Serengeti and toads emerging from hibernation – are some of the striking images to be...
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Separated by a glass wall neither of us is free but which one of us is wild?

Separated by a glass wall neither of us is free but which one of us is wild? | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
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"The distance between where we are and where we're going depends on perspective." Maria Nunzia @Varvera

"The distance between where we are and where we're going depends on perspective." Maria Nunzia @Varvera | Nature Flash | Scoop.it

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Through ruins to the eye of eternity.

Through ruins to the eye of eternity. | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
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One fly's towards desire, another falls. We are not exempt. Una vola verso il desiderio. Un altro cade. Noi non siamo esenti

One fly's towards desire, another falls. We are not exempt.                                                 Una vola verso il desiderio. Un altro cade. Noi non siamo esenti | Nature Flash | Scoop.it
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