The continuous ridge of russet, stone-strewn lakeland mountain encircles a valley floor as flat as a paddy field. Lights of farms are beginning to spark and the cries of tawny owls reverberate around the bowl of darkening fells. In the distance, sunset pinks the snow-dusted peak of Glaramara. It is a suitable stage to approach the most notable trees of northern England.
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Monday 09 July 2012
A new infestation of a non-native moth which is hazardous to human and animal health and trees has been identified, the Forestry Commission has said.
Saturday 30 June 2012
Green islands of calm planted across the city that never sleeps
Friday 25 May 2012
Sir Elton John yesterday cancelled three nights of performances in Las Vegas after being hospitalised with a serious respiratory infection.
Friday 04 May 2012
Had Rafael and Carmen Jiménez Fuentes lived 500 years ago right on the sands at Baracoa in eastern Cuba, Christopher Columbus may well have moved right in. When the "Great Admiral of the Ocean" sailed along the north-east coast of this Caribbean island in 1492 and Baracoa came into view, he wrote in his diary that Cuba was the most "enchantingly beautiful" land he had ever seen.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
People are being warned not to touch an invasive species of moth caterpillar which can cause skin rashes and irritation to eyes and throats.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
The noise of cars, machines and other forms of human activity could be affecting growth of wild flowers and trees, as well as animals nearby.
Monday 12 March 2012
Spring is in the air, and these fabulous flowery treats will leave you feeling as fresh as a daisy and positively rosy
Sunday 11 March 2012
With moments of silence and prayers, Japan today was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter of a century.
Monday 05 March 2012
Nothing short of perfect, says Susannah Frankel in Paris of the latest, understated collection from the creative director of Céline
Friday 27 January 2012
Nick Clegg has still not fulfilled a promise to stop any child being held in an immigration centre, it emerged yesterday as the Home Office announced 17 young people were detained last month.
Monday 26 December 2011
A large tract of ancient woodland has been restored towards its natural state, six years after it was bought in a £1.5 million fund-raising appeal, the Woodland Trust said.
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