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Patrick Barkham
Natural History Writer, The Guardian. New book Wild Child – celebrating childhood & neighbourhood nature. Also: Islander, Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands.
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Love this story. I'd love to know what Roger Deakin would've made of it. I suspect he would be a dryrobe liberal.
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Patrick Barkham Nov 20
Totally massively recommend subscribing to 's weekly . It is a brilliant summary of British wildlife news (and reminds me of everything I've missed). And it's free!
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Patrick Barkham Nov 20
I missed this last Friday about potential World heritage status for the Flow Country. We need the government to learn to love mires as much as does!
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Chris Packham Nov 15
We’ve got rid of some rotten eggs this week . . . but sadly not In fact they are chainsawing on regardless of our environmental and biodiversity emergencies and the bill still keeps climbing . So tell me , this ancient oak near Jones Hill Wood . . . or X new hospitals ?
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Sophie Leguil Nov 12
Looking at landscaping for a development in Greenwich. Why are landscapers using the SAME BORING PLANT PALETTE all around London? Laziness? Availability? Cost? Lack of knowledge? - Birch, Photinia, Cherry laurel, Persicaria, Stipa, Rudbeckia,Verbena bonariensis...It's depressing!
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Mike Toms Nov 13
Really touched to have our wonderful picked out by for his book of the year. Thank you to everyone who made this project possible.
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Patrick Barkham Nov 13
Congratulations to City student Carla Barkham for winning their international politics photo contest with this fabulous image:
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Amanda Tuke Nov 13
Planning a workshop on ultra-short-form nature writing c. 50 words. This is one of my favourite nature-writing tweets. I'd love to hear yours...
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Patrick Barkham Nov 12
One for massive butterfly buffs: How to reintroduce the Mazarine Blue, by the legendary Martin White. Hope others, inc. , can take up his work.
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Patrick Barkham Nov 12
Love this story about super-smart gulls, hope and other gull fans have enjoyed it too.
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Patrick Barkham Nov 6
Replying to @gardener_the
That's a fabulous shelf, and a few there I haven't read. Have you read At the Yeoman's House? Wonderful, and fairly recent.
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Martin Booth Nov 3
At the beginning of this year there was no way that I would have felt comfortable cycling with my five- and nine-year-old daughters from Hotwells to St Paul’s. , keep up the great work encouraging cycling and do please make these pop-up lanes permanent.
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Patrick Barkham Nov 6
Replying to @gardener_the
Like you, I feel that Ronald Blythe's writing doesn't currently get the acclaim it deserves, although many nature writers cite him as an influence and inspiration. Would be lovely if more than just Akenfield could be reissued and widely celebrated.
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Patrick Barkham Nov 6
A restful Friday afternoon read: favourite places among the trees. And breathe...
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Guardian Comms Nov 6
Fantastic news that the has won the prestigious Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication!
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Mark Avery Nov 6
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Patrick Barkham Nov 6
Replying to @friendsofdarwin
I am in awe of how he packs so many connections - so many interesting pieces of history/folklore, even stories - into a single sentence.
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Patrick Barkham Nov 6
Really good original thread and debate here. I reckon we have to be wary of over-claiming for reintroduced apex predators, accept it is complicated and act more adventurously to restore nature than we have!
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