Seeking sanctuary among terns and puffins, our writer volunteers for two weeks of manual work on a remote island run by the RSPB
A cycle through countryside, on the trail of a great nature writer and the elusive peregrine falcon, offers fresh insights into Essex’s ‘dark mystery’. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History – NorthernContinue reading “Essex rediscovered: ghosts and falcons on a rural ride”
A futuristic thatched visitor centre is the latest focal point in Denmark’s Unesco-listed coastal national park, perfect for twitchers, cyclists and oyster lovers
Virpasar is a village by Skadar Lake. The favourite pastime here is a boat trip to see some of the 270 species of bird who live on and around the lake. My recommendation is to walk over the bridge and take the road that runs behind the Hotel Vir. After about five minutes of uphillContinue reading “Virpasar, Montenegro – Besac Fort”
Where is the bird flying to? It knows where it’s going without needing to consult a piece of wood stuck in the ground. And it will get to where it’s going when it arrives. What a pity humans have lost this philosophy, at least for most of their lives. Time is the fourth dimension andContinue reading “The bird doesn’t need the signs”
Never mind who runs the country: choosing Britain’s national bird, from a shortlist of 10, is also the subject of a hotly contested vote. Here are the more elusive species and where to spot them
Winner hopes his photograph of a short snouted seahorse – that beat thousands of entries from 40 countries – will raise awareness of the species’ dramatic decline
Sri Lankan budget beach hotels and chalets for you.
Set deep in the rainforest, these lodges offer beautiful hiking, biking and horse riding trails, or swing in a hammock and wait for the jungle creatures to come to you.
Wonderful photos of starlings making mad shapes in the sky