Wildlife

Autumn webs…

Autumn webs…

Ed Andrews gets up close and personal with one of our most fascinating creatures – the spider. Spider silk is the strongest natural fibre ever…
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A Snake in the Grass

A Snake in the Grass

The human mind is a complex and wonderful thing. Some images can automatically trigger emotions and actions. For some people, the mere sight of certain…
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Highways and byways

Highways and byways

A trackway is defined as, a path formed by the repeated treading of people or animals. Since civilisation began, humans would have needed to travel between…
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A Tale of Two Woodlands

The landscape around Chorley, near Bridgnorth, folds into gentle hills. Sheep-grazed pasture and timber-framed cottages, lost in time, give the area a typically ‘English’ feel.…
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A Winter Sleep

2011 will certainly go down as a great year for fruits and nuts. Oak trees draped with deep brown acorns, hazel nuts hanging from hedgerows…
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Wild Water

All around the countryside are ponds that have been dug to drain roads and housing estates, reservoirs created to supply drinking water. Even well-established lakes…
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Orchid Summer

Huge fields of canary-yellow Oilseed Rape stretch to the horizon. In other fields, wintersown Wheat shimmers in the early summer breeze. From an agricultural point…
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Butterfly Season

I am on the border between Shropshire and Worcestershire in the beautiful Forest of Wyre. The spring sunlight brings warmth. With that warmth, life returns…
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