Autumn

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Country diary: The unenviable life of the noon fly
Wolsingham, Weardale: These important and rather beautiful insects are dependent to a large degree on the defecating cow

Phil Gates

01, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: I think it’s an earthquake – but it’s not coming from below
Slingsby Bank, North Yorkshire: Some walks you enjoy and forget. Some walks stay with you forever

Amy-Jane Beer

27, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: In rural Britain, some signs are more polite than others
Croxton Park, Cambridgeshire: While nature reserves ask, private estates demand

Derek Niemann

24, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: The autumn frog croaks as night draws in
Hove, East Sussex: It’s a little bit of magic in the damp overgrowth of my allotment. But why do they do it?

Kate Bradbury

23, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Seed saving is a chore for autumn
A fox slinks by, the light fades, and seed is collected for next year’s garden

Allan Jenkins

14, Nov, 2021 @6:14 AM

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Country diary: A night-time woodland walk, and the silence is broken
Arthog, Gwynedd: We are well into autumn, but the sounds of foxes and owls promise the new life of spring

Jim Perrin

13, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Faraway stags and overhead geese accompany my evening walk
Loch Garten, Strathspey: As the light fades, the sounds change, till eventually there is silence

Amanda Thomson

12, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Tis the season for red berries
Knighton, Powys: The vibrant hollies of the Welsh Marches are some of the oldest specimens of Ilex aquifolium in Europe

Paul Evans

11, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: The call of the wild bird
Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex: I watch as a kestrel ‘yikkers’ before its mealtime hunt

Rob Yarham

09, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Nature watching on a rainy day is a new, magical frontier for me
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: I need willpower and adaptations to venture outside, but the lush green graveyard rewards me handsomely

Josie George

30, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: This humble slab is as old as sedimentary rock gets
The Long Mynd, Shropshire: Under an immense view sits a pale mattress of stone that seems to float in space and time

Paul Evans

28, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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‘An explosion of red and gold’: readers’ favourite spots for UK autumn colour
From the Falls of Clyde to a South Downs forest our tipsters marvel at the vibrant hues of the season

Guardian readers

21, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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