Short Video: An unusual combination of a very low tide coinciding with unusually low temperatures was a small disaster for molluscs, but great gift to sea birds. I made this short video of the aftermath.
A guest post by Shelia Dillon, food journalist and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme.
A guest blog from award winning author Sarah Thomas on foraging in SW Scotland during the Corona Virus epidemic
“Tis a well known fact that most men are born two drinks below par.” – Compton MacKenzie, Whisky Galore
In recognition of this universal (if unfairly gendered) truth, humans have enjoyed alcoholic stimulation from wild plants for very nearly as long as they have been eating them. Ever since our distant ancestors recognised the uplifting effects of over-ripe fruit (and decided they outweighed the depressing effects), much of humankind has been caught in a love affair with alcohol that has reached a startling level of complexity.
Here is a quick romp through my wild food and wild places year in pictures.