Richard Williamson


Help keep track of tawny owls

Have you heard a tawny owl lately? The British Trust for Ornithology wants to know if you have. They think there are only 50,000 pairs left in the UK. A male in my garden calls ‘who?’ every afternoon from his hide-out in the oak tree.


The business of the harvest

I went to see that little country celebration, ‘Harvesting the Old Way’, again this year in the corn fields just north of Chichester. It brings back memories.


Happy birthday to the tanner beetle

Did you know that beetles and butterflies have birthdays? Last week it was the tanner beetle’s birthday. Here he is, marching out by the back door dead on time, August 13. That’s his birthday. We know because we make a careful note every year when he hatches out.

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