Wytham Woods

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Illustration: Michael Viney

For some weeks it seemed that the acre had lost nearly all its birds. One or two loyal blackbirds screeched from beneath my feet and the odd wren stil(...)

Spring flowers, especially bluebells, in Wytham Woods, near Oxford. Photograph: courtesy of University of Oxford  

Why did the woodmouse cross the road? Nigel Fisher, conservator of Wytham Woods, still doesn’t know why; for the moment, he can only surmise that the(...)