On the unusual beauty and necessity of wild roadside verges

Spring and early summer is the most important time for flora and fauna in the UK and it is noticeably a time of abundance, bloom and new birth. But have you given much thought to the role our otherwise unremarkable roadside verges have to play in sustaining wildlife? Road verges are a vital habitat for …

The Monkey Selfie Farce

The ongoing saga of the copyright of the famous monkey selfie has probably filtered into your consciousness at some point in the last few years but been dismissed as "some nonsense." Yet the case drags on and the photographer's career - and life - has been basically ruined. David J Slater self-funded a month-long trip around …

Book Review: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – by Sun-Mi Hwang

There is a bit of a trend in libraries these days to display recommended books on designated shelves to help out the indecisive library-goers who want something to read but have no idea what. I always find something there that catches my eye and recently it was The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly *** by …