Guardian Country Diary 

Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans 2016

Paul Evans Nature writer
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Hogweed magic mocks the cold snap Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 2 December 2016

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All the colours of a November evening Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 23 November 2016

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As autumn leaves fall, subversion is in the air Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 9 November 2016

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The harlequin ladybird is a clever little devil Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 2 November 2016

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No hiding place for a stranded squab Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 26 October 2016

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Blood and bandages: a healer in the hedgerow Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 12 October 2016

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Why the elder is a gift of wonders Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 5 October 2016

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Robin's alarm flashes red for danger across the green space Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 28 September 2016

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A tide is turning for the swallows Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 14 September 20016

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Feeding sparrows on Holy Island: an ethical dilemma Guardian Country Diary Holy Island 7 September 2016

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Young rabbit considers us as a threat Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 24 August 2016

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The Clearing Little Toller's journal for new writing Rain Sideways by Paul Evans A response to the Referendum exploring what leaving the EU could mean for conservation, wildlife and our relationship with the land.

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Adapted for land, but snails remain creatures of water Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 10 August 2016

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Thistles: the darker side of summer Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 27 July 2016

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This almost-island on the Welsh coast is a nowhere becoming somewhere Guardian Country Diary 13 July 2016

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Orchids paint the hill a sadder shade of pink Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 6 July 2016

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A summer of rain, roses and nightingales Guardian Country Diary 22 June 2016

Blackbird in Bedroom Maria Nunzia _Varvera

A bird in the house disturbs the order of things Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 8 June 2016

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Life-affirming flash of colour in the hedgerow Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 1 June 2016

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Spring happens all at once, and the woods feel giddy Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 25 May 2016

Thrushling tests the edges

Thrushling tests the edges of its hedge-world Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 11 May 2016

Floating crowfoot

Floating crowfoot toughs it out with the frogs Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 4 May 2016

It's getting steamy in the hedgerow

It's getting steamy in the hedgerow Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 27 April 2016

Towers in a landscape

Towers in a landscape Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 13 April 2016

Crow and the vernal egg

Crow and the vernal egg Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 31 March 2016

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The Gothic Charm of Cormorants Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 24 February 2016

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An extract from Herbaceous   by Paul Evans, published by Little Toller Books Yellow. p.28

A Monstrous Thing

A Monstrous Thing An extract from Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans, published by Rider Books, 2015 Chapter 3. Strand p.38 - p.41

Snowdrop

Snowdrop An extract from Herbacoues  by Paul Evans, published by Little Toller Books White. p.33 - p.34

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The light that made me blink

Of wild doves and snowdrops

3 February 2016 Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge The pigeon cocked a conspiratorial eye at the dog as we walked by. A wind ferocious enough to peel the bird from its perch and blow it away had little effect. The pigeon sat out the squall with saintly patience.

Snipe are inspectors of rainstorms

13 January 2016 Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge. The snipe are not skulking, they’re invisible. Six stand together in the rushes beside Venus Pool, six winged probes the colour of winter marshes,

Something hungry moves in the trees

The feeling of just being watched does not make this place eldritch. A strange, otherworldly, wood, it can feel unsettling at the best of times.... Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 6 January 2016

Nature photographs by Maria Nunzia @Varvera

Floating in the fog free of meanings. Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge 9 January 2016

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