Monthly Archives: September 2016

Autumn birding and the butcher bird

Shetland’s currently enjoying something of an Indian summer – warm, mostly sunny days continue to be the norm rather than the exception. The last summer to be this protracted was the infamous ‘barbecue summer’ of 2009 – while the rest … Continue reading

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All my lady’s-tresses

My orchid odyssey is drawing towards a close now we’re into the early days of autumn. It’s been alternately wonderful, inspiring and, very occasionally, a little bit scary. The penultimate act of this drama were the¬†helleborines, as colourful, enticing¬†and¬†varied as … Continue reading

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