Swallows And Martins
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Friday 21 May 2010
Castleford have explained their decision to let Brent Sherwin leave and have signed a short-term scrum-half replacement.
Saturday 27 February 2010
Thursday 18 February 2010
Friday 29 January 2010
Monday 28 December 2009
It began with an Arctic blast, suffered the heaviest 24-hour period of rain on record, and ended with another icy bombardment sweeping down from the North. Yet 2009 was surprisingly kind to much of Britain's wildlife given that the two previous wet summers had decimated many species of birds and butterflies.
Friday 18 December 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
Sunday 15 November 2009
Africa, host of the World Cup finals, provided a final flourish of breathtaking excitement as the continent's qualifying campaign drew to a close. Virtually simultaneous late goals in Nairobi and Maputo resulted in Nigeria booking a ticket to South Africa against the odds and Egypt sweated until the final moments of added time in Cairo to score the goal that kept their challenge alive.
Saturday 15 August 2009
At last I've seen it, the snake that, over the past two seasons, has left perfect casts of itself in the garden. The skins, dry and crisp, were each about 130cm long, rounded like long sausages, each scale perfectly overlapped on the next. You could see where the eyes fitted in, where the mouth had been. They were light, translucent, fabulously beautiful things. But how could I have been sharing the garden with a creature four feet long and never seen it?
Tuesday 07 July 2009
After eight years and 385 reviews for the IoS, Terry Durack signs off with a restaurant built to last
Sunday 05 July 2009
Call of the wild: 'Springwatch' presenter Martin Hughes-Games gets up close and personal with Britain's wildlife
Saturday 13 June 2009
I'm not ashamed to say that I've always done it, and anyone who does it knows just how enjoyable it can be. Mixing a UK holiday with wildlife watching has never been an easier or more accessible option.
Saturday 09 May 2009
Friday 24 April 2009
If migrant birds could talk, what tales they could tell - though the late Miriam Rothschild insisted they would only complain about their parasites. Cuckoos and swallows are the true heralds of summer. The swallow arrives, scything through the air, belly-dipping over the grass, often during the first truly warm days of the year. The cuckoo is more of a "wandering voice", often heard, less often seen; its appearance used to be announced on The Times letters page. Both birds excite and uplift us with their promise of easy-living summer days.
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