Category Archives: Nature

Urban Photo Fest underway

The 2016 Urban Photo Fest is kicking off this week.  The Urban Memories exhibition will feature four of my photographs. Advertisements

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London is home to rare Black Poplars

There are only about 7000 native Black Poplars (Poplus nigra betulifolia) left in Britain, most of them south of The Wash (the bay where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire on the east coast of England). And only 600 of these are female. … Continue reading

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A brief history of London’s mulberries

The Spitalfields Life blog has just published my Brief history of London’s mulberries.  I’ll be writing something on Chelsea’s mulberries for the Morus Londinium blog soon.

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London mulberry project

In May this year the Conservation Foundation launched a new project called Morus Londinium that I helped to put together. From now until the end of next year I will be writing regular blogs for their website.  The idea is to … Continue reading

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London’s mulberry heritage

The Morus Londinium project on London’s mulberry tree heritage and its heritage mulberries is now up and running.  We are carrying out the most comprehensive survey of London’s mulberry trees, with an interactive online map for anyone to add trees they know … Continue reading

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Stalking the Hardy Ash

I will be leading a photography walk as part of London Tree Week on 29 May, to see the extraordinary Hardy Ash in St Pancras Old Church yard. 150 years ago, the novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was working as an architect’s technician, supervising … Continue reading

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They’re back again

Four swifts screeching and scything through the blue sky over the back gardens of West Hampstead. They’ve come back exactly to the day (see post last year (https://petecoles.me/2013/06/04/theyre-back/). And it was on a 15 May that Ted Hughes published his … Continue reading

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