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Poems for Maligned Species ebooks welcomed !!

Happy New Year from the Maligned Species project! We do hope you have been enjoying the podcasts and the writing from our four ecologists and nine poets. Maligned Species is an Arts Council England funded project – hoping to encourage YOU to write poetry with a more scientific slant than you are, perhaps, used to… […]

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On meeting Brett Westwood

Visiting naturalist Brett Westwood, and walking with him round the block, in Stourbridge, West Midlands I had met Brett once before – when he had very kindly travelled up to Morville in Shropshire to listen to poetry and see some art in Morville Church, hosted by Katherine Swift, author of The Morville Hours: at the […]

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Writing on Spiders, from Brett Westwood

7/10/2015 DIADEMS AND DEW: GARDEN SPIDERS After a week of high pressure, this morning the garden is drenched in October rain and the full extent of the takeover is there to see, picked out in glistening droplets. Every bush is festooned with the sagging geometry of webs, stretched out of shape by their dewy burden, […]

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Podcast on spiders, by Brett Westwood

Welcome! Here is a podcast on Spiders: Brett Westwood tells us why we find spiders in the bath, as well as many fascinating facts about these eight-legged creatures – we hope you enjoy it Part of the Maligned Species project: a free online resource involving both ecologists and poets – the aim is to encourage poetry-writing on […]

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Why Maligned Species?

Why are we running this project? Our editor, Nadia Kingsley noticed that, when she was editing our very first book Shropshire Butterflies – a poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire that there is an accepted general love for butterflies, and a general dislike for moths – some of which are far more […]

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