“Last November, the sudden appearance of a hundred wintering ravens in a wood in Cranborne Chase, where I have lived for twenty-five years without seeing more than a few solitary specimens, reminded me that there is always something ready to flame up again in the landscape, just when it seemed the fire had gone out.”
Trout by James Owen Published by Reaktion Press. Paperback, 190 pages, 97 illustrations A review by Theo Pike Why do we need another book about trout? For those of us whose bookshelves may already be groaning under the weight of Schwiebert’s, Watson’s, and Frost and Brown’s volumes of the same name (not to mention Everard’s […]
pic by Joel Hitchins-Samson The first of a new monthly column by Lisa Samson We ignore the Tesco bags dangling from the brambles and follow the riverside path past the 40 feet concrete wall of HM prison, past the industrial yards, until we reach the bend where the river curves round to open fields, a […]
Matt Sewell’s Bird of the Week button badges. Number 4. Four different designs in one pack. Cuckoo, Heron, Rook, (male) Redstart To mark the publication of ‘Our Garden Birds’ we’ve made a brand new set of badges and re-stocked a limited quantity of the first three. Available here.
Illustration by Jonathan Gibbs by Neil Sentance 1934: Remembering A 1940s ECKO radio now sits in the front room of our house. I salvaged it years ago after it had long gathered dust in Grandad’s workshop, left there among worm-eaten woodplanes and blunt-toothed saws for a decade or so after the valve had blown. When […]