Under Scillonian Skies

These days, the month of October always reminds me of one place. The Isles of Scilly was the destination for a three week volunteer work placement I took part in a few years ago, and I have been longing to return ever since. Before I made that trip in the autumn of 2014, everyone I …

SFN Journal – Autumn Almanac: A Sweet Utterance

I have finally seen the bullfinches. All summer long I have heard their whistles from the long hedge that runs parallel to one of the glasshouses (of the plant nursery where I work) but they have remained elusive and disembodied. Today a movement in the bushes attracted my attention as I headed out on my …