Wildlife

Does the Queen really own all the swans?
jubilee 2022

Does the Queen really own all the swans?

Swans get royal protection but they’re not the only wildlife claimed by Her Majesty.

The smell of Christmas trees is not just a portal to the past, but a path to a better future
David George Haskell

The smell of Christmas trees is not just a portal to the past, but a path to a better future

The scent of Christmas trees is a powerful trigger for memories that also connects us with nature in our own homes, writes David George Haskell.

Here’s how to take part in this winter’s Great British owl survey
Environment

Here’s how to take part in this winter’s Great British owl survey

About 4,700 people have registered to take part and that is absolutely brilliant, but we need as many people as possible, so we’re hoping to get 10,000 people to listen for tawny owls across the autumn and winter in the UK

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