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Patrick Barkham
Natural History Writer, The Guardian. Latest book, Islander. Next talks: June 27 Swallowtail day, Wheatfen, June 30 Felixstowe Lit Fest, July 14 Latitude
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Patrick Barkham Jun 21
Replying to @Sarah_Crown @chiggi
Britain's BIGGEST moth (and well done Charlotte!) Hopefully it's a female and she'll be laying eggs on your privet hedge so don't cut it until late autumn. And look out for spectacular green caterpillars with horned tail...
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Tara Okon Jun 20
It's been a while but here's a new piece: Gwennol Ddu for One of my favourite birds :-)
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Patrick Barkham Jun 21
Gorgeous swift pictures by Nick Upton and loads of inspiring examples of community action to save swifts
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Robert Macfarlane Jun 20
Solstice seems the right day to reveal the cover for Underland (finished at last, after six years’ work. Phew. Out next May.) This incandescent image is called ‘Nether’, by . I’ve written about the book, its cover & Stanley’s art here:
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Moorland Monitors Jun 20
Bid to save the unborn young of two poisoned Red Kites in Northern Ireland. Fingers crossed for these young ones and all the other fledglings this season. Please keep monitoring wherever you are to prevent persecution.
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Dial Jun 20
Baby Stoats spotted on the road to Achiltibuie yesterday by the driver from Lochbroom Woodfuels. Too cute not to share...
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Charles Linton Jun 19
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Patrick Barkham Jun 20
Interesting stories today about (a) too many people and (b) too many dogs
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Patrick Barkham Jun 20
Britain's most graceful butterfly is now on the wing. No photo quite does it justice - you have to see it gliding through the woods.
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
This is exciting! A big and very rare migrant butterfly, which I've never seen before.
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
The Purple Emperor is up and about very early this summer – I'm amazed that the first one is in Castor Hanglands, Cambridgeshire, as well!
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
Replying to @ShropsWildlife
Oh good - about worldwide action. I wasn't sure if declines were so obvious/precipitous on the continent, it's hard to find any data on declines there.
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
Great work Hackney Council & - hope other councils are inspired to act too.
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
I meant to tweet this last week – a fascinating study. And a good argument for closing parks/cemeteries/nature reserves etc at night.
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Damian Carrington Jun 18
ICYM High risk of food shortages in 10-20 years without pesticides, says chemical giant Interview with CEO Erik Fyrwald, by me
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St Barnabas Jun 19
Luring ‘devil birds’ back to church roofs from . My article on swifts from last month . Every little helps.
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
Replying to @BinstedVillage
Thank you - got it. My email by the way is patrick.barkham@theguardian.com
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
Replying to @CaracalJ @_Greenwings
Yes - better sightings on Saturday when the weather was kinder but we saw 11 in total over two days with very little sun.
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Biodiversityloss Jun 19
Huge decline in in UK recently Modern building design & refurbishment of old buildings can deprive Swifts of nest sites, leading to their decline. We need to put up nest boxes & integrate potential nest sites into new buildings/building renovations
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Patrick Barkham Jun 19
Save our Swifts! (And all other living things.)
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