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Cor! It’s Spring… DIVERSIFLY BLOG #1

Around where I live, you can tell when spring is coming when there is a marked change in the birdsong. And this starts in January; building, building into such excited chatter by May Day that it is almost too much to bear. Before that, the soundtrack of our winter is held together by Crow, Rook and by […]

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New Nature Book Opportunity!

We are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise essential funds to publish Matthew Oates’ next wonderful book: Beyond Spring A love letter to time, place, and nature – with quotes and poems from both dead and living Nature Poets! Go here to read more, and buy the Hardback copy of this book… the only time […]

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Matthew Oates’ new Hardback – only available here!

Fair Acre Press is publishing Matthew Oates’ next book: Beyond Spring. HOORAY!!!!!! It’s slightly mad, but wonderful: his last book In Pursuit of Butterflies, published by BLOOMSBURY, has sold 25,000 copies already. His next book, too, is commissioned by a top publishing house. Matthew and I have known each other since 2010, when he was […]

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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 Matthew Oates

Despite a drizzly overcast day, I am beaming, when Matthew Oates arrives for this podcast recording in Cheltenham, immediately after he has been at an event at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2015, based on his book “In Pursuit of Butterflies”. Matthew has been extraordinarily kind to me over the past 5 years, after he heard that […]

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Writing on Stinging Nettles

Tall Nettles Matthew Oates, autumn 2015 – on Stinging Nettles, with a poem from Edward Thomas Be Nice to Nettles Week came and went, having stung no one into action. A highly successful ruderal dicotyledonous plant forming monospecific stands by rhizome spread… The stinging nettle is, after all, the most abundant broad-leaved plant in the […]

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Podcast on Stinging Nettles

Welcome! Here is a podcast on Stinging Nettles: Matthew Oates tells us in what way Stinging Nettles and Man are similar, as well as many fascinating facts about how their stings actually work, and what benefits from their presence – we hope you enjoy it   and click here to find more podcasts, writing, and details about […]

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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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At Wenlock Poetry Festival 2012

Shropshire Butterflies!   Enjoy a group performance from the book Shropshire Butterflies – a poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire Katherine Swift, Roger Garfitt, Alwyn Marriage, Keith Chandler, Nick Pearson, Tom Wentworth, Nadia Kingsley, Paul Francis, Charles Worth, Emma Purshouse, Matthew Oates and Mario Petrucci  are uniting to celebrate the butterflies found […]

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