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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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Early Spiders

I’ve spent the last few weeks catching up with the vanguard of our native orchids – Early Purple sharing woodland floors with carpets of Bluebells and Primroses, Green-winged nosing up through the dew-spangled grass of water meadows, and Early Spider … Continue reading

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The Only Way is Wessex

I’m just back in the islands after a trip down to where wives were once sold at country fairs, a place of dark, lush woods and fields hanging over the edge of the English Channel. At least one of those descriptions is still … Continue reading

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