Category Archives: England

Edward Thomas

I’ve recently prepared two books by Edward Thomas for Project Gutenberg: The Icknield Way, and The Heart of England. I was all set to love The Icknield Way, on Robert Macfarlane’s breathless recommendation. The reality was pages and pages of … Continue reading

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Otmoor Days

A healthy walk from Headington is the Otmoor reserve, which the RSPB has been rehabilitating over the last twenty years. The reserve is dominated by a series of ponds and lagoons, so waterbirds are a big feature. Lapwings have been … Continue reading

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Little Guys

In between raptor and heron appreciation, we’ve been taking some time recently to enjoy the smaller dinosaurs. The main disadvantage is of course that they’re harder to spot and (especially) to photograph, so picture quality decreases with size. In reverse … Continue reading

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