Wildlife gardening and British biophilia

Posted Posted in Nature & Animals

So the blue tits finally fledged, having had many of us repeatedly checking the livecams when we should be getting on with our own, human lives. We’re in the season of Springwatch – the marathon outside broadcast that is testimony to the peculiarly British passion for nature. Over half the adults in the UK feed […]

How birdsong is changing my world

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This spring, the world has been a different place for me. I’ll be going about my business, and the voice of a blackbird will detach itself from the acoustic backdrop and pierce my consciousness. Or someone will be talking and I’ll notice that my mind has tuned them out as only so much human white […]

The return of Springwatch: is nature Britain’s new religion?

Posted Posted in Nature & Animals, Religion & Spirituality

I’m thrilled that Springwatch is back on our screens. During the three-week outside broadcast, hidden cameras bring the secret life of the creatures around us right into our living rooms, providing the nation with a rare opportunity to watch live TV together. The popularity of the programme – now in its tenth year, having spawned the sibling broadcasts […]