Natural histories


We’ve talked about Gilbert White and his diaries and letters before. It is worth returning to him. His notes and observations are full of life. He captures details of each day so that we can imagine the seasons and something of the life of people at the time. He writes often in note form. Look … Continue reading Natural histories


My Place


‘People exploitwhat they have merely concluded to be of value, but the defendwhat they love and to defend what we love we need a particularizing language, for we love what we particularly know.’ Wendell Berry Robert Macfarlane quotes Berry in his book Landmarks, drawing attention to the moral dimension of looking closely and naming carefully.  We could begin … Continue reading My Place