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Culture March 30, 2016

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture March 2, 2016

Wildcat Versus Lynx

Save one from extinction or reintroduce the other? Jim Crumley asks which is easier   Finally, I saw something lying at the foot of a tree, inert as gravestones, but […]

Culture January 20, 2016

Jim Crumley | A Day In The Life…

An insight into a typical day for nature writer Jim Crumley … I am walking the line between Highland and Lowland, a ridge to the south of the Trossachs’ mountain heart. […]

Culture December 25, 2015

The Missing Lynx

As the forests of Scotland revive, Jim Crumley reckons its about time a former resident deserves a billet I once sat and watched a pair of captive lynxes for half an […]

Culture October 14, 2015

Life At The Water’s Edge

The peaceful Tay estuary is in reality a very busy place that Jim Crumley never gets tired of visiting Kingoodie at low tide on a cold afternoon of stillness and sunlight is […]

Culture September 16, 2015

Greylag Geese: Our Arctic Ambassadors

As the colours of Autumn develop in the woods and fields around us, Jim Crumley looks back at one of his most sacred memories of nature at this time of year… […]

Culture September 4, 2015

Watching Woodland Carpenters

At last it is September, and I head for the woods. Every season has its moments in the woods, but September is when my least favourite of all the seasons’ variations […]

Culture August 21, 2015

A Swift Encounter

The swifts came late. If you remember April 2012 at all you will remember it with a shudder. North-easterly winds, rain, sleet and snow, and spring hiding its head under […]

Culture August 7, 2015

Seabird Symphony

The sounds of Shetland’s seabirds were music to the ears of Jim Crumley NATURE in a place like Shetland is symphonic. Or it’s jazz with a particularly Ellingtonian twist. Nature […]

Culture July 22, 2015

The Fearlessness of Weasels

A weasel fears no-one – not even Jim Crumley There is a scruffy little country lane I walk down from time to time, knowing that I’m safe from all forms […]

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