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Adele Brand
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20th September 2018 Weather: whatever it is doing, the prairie knows it. You just have to hope that the roads can withstand it. South of Assiniboia, lonely grid roads flanked by black-eyed susans roll towards remote border huts on the US border. Vaguely I…
Canada: Whispers in the Grass
Canada: Whispers in the Grass
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September 19th 2018 This is Canada: a canvas for small things. This is Canada, where the sky can swallow your thoughts. There are no trees here, or very few, just the raw horizon furred with autumnal grass, and the sky above it reinvents itself almost…
Canada: Skylines
Canada: Skylines
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Or: why Sherlock banished emotion while solving mysteries. Foxes have been in the news again, which is one of those things I dread. It is a mystery of the universe how a very small and mostly harmless carnivoran morphs into a ginger Cerberus whenever it…
Foxes, Cats and Occam’s Razor
Foxes, Cats and Occam’s Razor
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Autumn is my favourite season. The flowers may have largely taken their leave, but in the wake come things brighter and stranger. It’s a brittlegill, AKA a member of the Russula family. Something is eating the brittlegills; this is one of the more intact…
Bright as a Button
Bright as a Button
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Not many of them – yet – but they are beautiful. Cracked leaves, dusty footpaths, yellowed fields: they’re all waiting.  There are always winners and losers with weather. Week after week of exceptionally high temperatures and almost no rainfall have…
Raindrops
Raindrops
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Western Surrey is a very different world to the North Downs where I live. We have ancient woodlands, flowery meadows, steep slopes of chalk downland, and traditional hedgerows linking them all. Out there, they have heath. Lowland heath is a national…
Heathland
Heathland
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The wild species commonly known as ‘fox’ has been represented this afternoon by One-Eye, who never needs a second excuse to recline on the patio. Or peer into the house, for that matter. Foxes are profoundly curious creatures. I should stress that he is…
Fox-and-Cubs
Fox-and-Cubs
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Butterflies are called flying flowers, but what alien garden of the night could grow a plant as beautiful as a moth? Elephant hawk moth Pine hawk moth Emerald Rosy footman  
Nightlights
Nightlights
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I’m trying to remember when One-Eye first appeared in the garden. I can certainly remember my first sighting of him – it was in a local pasture, when he was a slim reddish yearling travelling with his brother. But the date is eluding me. I didn’t guess…
The Mystery Fox
The Mystery Fox
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I recently blogged my time in Romania, a country that still has sprawling meadows crammed with wildflowers. In Britain, we’re not so lucky; 97% of our lowland meadow is gone, swallowed up by the industrialisation of farmland. The surviving fragments –…
Meadowland
Meadowland
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