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The Dactylorhiza days of summer

A blog post is long overdue here – I’ve been busy writing and tour leading lately, leading trips to Estonia for Greenwings and, closer to home, here in Shetland for Shetland Nature. In and amongst that I’ve seen some spectacular … Continue reading

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Orchid huntings in Dorset and the Aude

After last year’s rainbow immersion into the world of British and Irish native orchids whilst researching my next book, it was always going to be hard to kick the orchid habit as the new flowering season began to unfold. I watched, … Continue reading

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Bluebell time

Here on my Shetland croft I have a few clumps of bluebells scattered around the place, at the foot of walls in damp nooks and corners. For all our days are getting much longer – it’s still light enough to … Continue reading

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Britain’s Mammals

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost five years since I wrote the text for Britain’s Sea Mammals – so much has happened in the meantime, not least in the past couple of years with my writing appearing in so … Continue reading

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Butterflies of Estonia

It’s been a while since I last blogged – an inexcusably long absence from the ether, though my Twitter account (@dunnjons) has been ticking over in the meantime. (If you’re not already following that, do please give it a go … Continue reading

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A Boxing Day storm on Shetland

Bad weather in Shetland is a funny thing. No laughing matter, of course, but it’s a source of wry amusement that what qualifies as bad weather in the rest of the UK is unremarkable here – and that when we … Continue reading

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And so this is Christmas…

As is traditional in the blogosphere, it’s time for the annual introspective round-uppery blog post. This past year has been an unusual one for me – none of the dedicated foreign birding or botany trips that have been a feature of … Continue reading

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