Nature

The smell of Christmas trees is not just a portal to the past, but a path to a better future
David George Haskell

The smell of Christmas trees is not just a portal to the past, but a path to a better future

The scent of Christmas trees is a powerful trigger for memories that also connects us with nature in our own homes, writes David George Haskell.

Biologist Beth Shapiro’s top 5 books about humans and nature
Books

Biologist Beth Shapiro’s top 5 books about humans and nature

From chronicles of mass extinction to laughing at our tiny place in the universe, Beth Shapiro’s picks offer a rounded view of our relationship with nature

Top five books to teach us about animals
Books

Top five books to teach us about animals

Author of The Longest Story, Richard Girling picks the five books you need to read about animals.

Lockdown lesson: Nature can lead you to a world full of wonder
Opinion

Lockdown lesson: Nature can lead you to a world full of wonder

Environment Bill will ban peat compost and bring back wildcats
Environment

Environment Bill will ban peat compost and bring back wildcats

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Like nature, we will f ind a way to grow again
Opinion

Like nature, we will f ind a way to grow again

The changing natural world is taming our superiority complex
Books

The changing natural world is taming our superiority complex

Garden wildlife: How to discover the natural world close to home
Books

Garden wildlife: How to discover the natural world close to home

How butterflies use shock and awe to dazzle
Environment

How butterflies use shock and awe to dazzle

Tips on caring for cygnets and ducklings from the RSPB
Environment

Tips on caring for cygnets and ducklings from the RSPB

Dara McAnulty on lockdown: ‘These stagnant days are full of life’
Environment

Dara McAnulty on lockdown: ‘These stagnant days are full of life’

The fig tree is nature’s humble hero
Books

The fig tree is nature’s humble hero

Ray Mears: “Find a tree, sit down and wait – let the nature come to you”
Environment

Ray Mears: “Find a tree, sit down and wait – let the nature come to you”

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Charlotte Smith: The British countryside closest to my heart
Environment

Charlotte Smith: The British countryside closest to my heart