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Country diary: Autumn gales aren’t unusual, but this one is different | Country diary
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Stout horse chestnuts look suddenly brittle, and the sky is filled with a migration of leaves

Simon Ingram

19, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Lichen shows that there is life among the dead
Egleton, Rutland: The living pile on to the foundations of the dead, generation after generation

Simon Ingram

15, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: a frail creature needs my help. But what is it?
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Trapped between gutter and slate, a feathered being flaps pitifully. I steel myself for action

Simon Ingram

17, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

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‘I was sliding towards the drop and couldn’t stop’ – the writer who fell from a mountain
It is every climber’s worst nightmare. In this extract from his thrilling book about the glorious – and treacherous – Cuillin Ridge on Skye, Simon Ingram recalls the day its wild peaks almost took his life

Simon Ingram

08, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: in the Cotswolds, the only seas are made of wheat
Cold Aston, Gloucestershire: The stalks crackle like crickets and begin to make a sound like applause as the sun gleams out

Simon Ingram

20, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: the hidden life and undramatic death of a young mole
Wothorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire: Given its shadowy existence, the mole’s lifestyle is remarkably relatable

Simon Ingram

16, Jul, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: I listen for the rapid snort-wheeze of the hedgehogs
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Although their numbers are plummeting around the country, we are blessed to have a few on our tiny patch

Simon Ingram

18, Jun, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: under the gaze of a magnificent bird of prey
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Swooping over the garden, the red kite lets you know it has you in its sights

Simon Ingram

21, May, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: let’s hear it for the unappreciated earthworm
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Waste managers and ecosystem engineers par excellence, they masterfully work, fertilise and irrigate our soil

Simon Ingram

16, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: the vanishing craft of hedge laying
Stamford, Linconshire: This countryside art is part drystone walling, part forestry, part embroidery. But it’s also a canny corralling of nature’s own tenacity

Simon Ingram

19, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: uprooting a tree is the ultimate assault on nature
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Making the decision to fell a tree, however responsible and necessary, comes with a strange devastation

Simon Ingram

19, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: the woodworm's map of whimsy
Stamford, Lincolnshire: The trademark fingerprint of the wood-boring beetles is often hidden from sight

Simon Ingram

15, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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