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Robert Macfarlane
Books (The Lost Words, The Old Ways, Landmarks); Films (Mountain); Essays (Guardian, New Yorker); New book Underland out next May. Fellow at Cambridge.
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Robert Macfarlane 5h
Word of the day: "equinoctial" - of or concerning an equinox (lit. 'equal night'), one of the two times each year when the sun crosses the equator's plane, such that day & night are of near-equal length. A point of balance. The autumn equinox occurs today, Sept 23rd, in Britain.
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Robert Macfarlane 13h
Thank you for this, Alice.
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Robert Macfarlane 13h
Hear hear!
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Robert Macfarlane 13h
Result! This had made me mad...
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Robert Macfarlane 14h
Rain and sunshine mixed together; the sky is “full of conceited devils” - this may be my favourite of them all!
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Chris Packham 17h
So according to police estimates we put 10K people on the streets of London in a peaceful , colourful display of passion , playing bird song and it appears you didn’t cover it . Shame - it was an all good news story . RT
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Robert Macfarlane 15h
Fantastic that you were both there, Linda.
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Robert Macfarlane 15h
Ah yes! Fascinating.
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Robert Macfarlane 15h
Ed this is wonderful! What a vivid, swirling, whirling reading of the Starling spell (population in severe decline here in the UK though not in the US, I know...)!
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Dara McAnulty 16h
Today history was made, the first ever walk to stand up for wildlife - and what a walk! Thousands took to London peacefully & purposefully. A monumental day full of passion, friendship and positivity! A privilege to be a part of it! I’ll never forget it!
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Robert Macfarlane 15h
Fabulous to have shared it with you, Dara - wish that you, me & had got that photo together, though!
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Robert Macfarlane 17h
So great to have met you both at last! What a day it was...
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Robert Macfarlane 18h
What a fabulous-looking book. A cartophile’s dream...
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Robert Macfarlane Sep 21
Good idea - I’ll pluck up the courage to give her a call.
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Robert Macfarlane Sep 21
Striking and evocative!
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Robert Macfarlane Sep 21
Replying to @anua22a
So good to hear that the books speak across thousands of miles, Anu. In kindredship, Robert
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Robert Macfarlane Sep 21
Replying to @joshornsey
What a workplace environment! Incredible research to be undertaking; and hard, too, often, I’m sure.
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Robert Macfarlane Sep 21
Replying to @jl_musgrave
What a geological candy-shop!
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Robert Macfarlane Sep 21
Word(s) of the day: "fox's wedding" - when rain is falling & the sun is shining at the same time. Aka "sunshower", "wolf's wedding", (France), "jackal's wedding" (Nepal). What other phrases are there for such weather from different languages/regions/traditions? H/T
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Robert Macfarlane Sep 21
That bid is climbing! Great to see. I’ll also stamp it with gold-ink kingfishers & wrens designed by Jackie Morris. And all moneys to the STAG campaign.
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