The home of the nature-obsessed clergyman is a treasure trove of flora, fauna and kids’ games. And there’s even a gallery devoted to heroic explorers
Even on our crowded continent there are remote regions where you can still spot bears, bison, lynx, wolves and more
These UK nature sites, from a new book, Wild and Free, offer abundant wildlife within an hour’s drive of a city or town, making them perfect for a day trip.
German photographer Tobias Friedrich has been named this year’s winner for his ‘perfectly lit and composed’ panorama of a wreck off the coast of Egypt, while British winner Grant Thomas captured a couple of affectionate swans
#DarwinDay – All fans of Charles Darwin, and indeed his opponents too, should take some time to read about Alfred Russel Wallace and James Hutton. These two men should always be mentioned in the same breath as Darwin. I can guarantee creationists will utterly detest Hutton’s ideas. James Hutton – The Father of Modern Geology.Continue reading “Admire Charles Darwin, but never forget Alfred Russel Wallace and James Hutton”
A driving holiday around Iceland’s Golden Circle and south coast gives a widescreen view of its cinematic landscape 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 – Northern Ireland and Scotland
From the Pink Floyd shrimp that makes a noise so loud it can kill small fish, to giant stick insects and new types of orangutans and gibbons, here is a round up of new animal species discovered in 2017.
The number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe
Tour operators are thinking up new ways to marvel at the aurora borealis. We pick their best trips and activities – plus some surprising places to stay
Wrestling komodo dragons and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by photographers for this year’s competition. The exhibition opens on 16 October at the Natural History Museum in London