Stray Songs – Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man – Sand River

“Autumn leaves Beauty’s got a hold on me Autumn leaves Pretty as can be” The opening lines of this song always find their way into my head at this time of year. It’s become a seasonal reminder to listen to it again and one I’m very happy to oblige.   Advertisements

Statio bene fida: Safe harbour for Magnolia campbellii

This spring the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland have been conducting a project, collecting records of our common spring flowers. So far this year, I’ve seen a handful of species on the list and there are some that I’ve never come across at all. In a beautiful but […]