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Nettles are important

Stinging nettles are the food plant of many of our loveliest butterflies: Red Admiral, Tortoishell, Painted Lady and the most beautiful of all, the Peacock. So don’t weed out all your nettles, keep some for the butterflies and this is … Continue reading

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Silverfish

  Some things were missed out of a Country Year, there just wasn’t room, but I thought you might all be fascinated to learn about Silverfish – so here is what might have been: Silver-fish Lepisma saccharina   The silver-fish … Continue reading

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Mermaid’s purses

I love beach-combing so all in the interest of research for my next book, An Illustrated Coastal Year, you understand, I went to the beach this weekend.  Its amazing what you can find but what I was most pleased with was a … Continue reading

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The beauty of Wracks

I’m already thinking about my next title which I think will be similar to An Illustrated Country Year but will cover the seashore – maybe An Illustrated Coastal Year  although I prefer The Seashore Uncovered.  And although it has hardly been discussed … Continue reading

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Rowan berry bonanza

Have you ever seen anything like the Rowan berries this year? The Rowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) is having a bonanza year – it makes delicious jelly with a little added crab apple – they often grow nearby. Rowan … Continue reading

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A beautiful bird’s nest

Its spring at last and the birds are nesting.  Here is a Long Tailed Tit’s nest, so beautifully made with moss and lichen, but sadly if I can see it so can the Magpies and I fear for these little … Continue reading

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Welcome to Nature Uncovered

This is the cover for An Illustrated Country Year To see books and art by Celia Lewis, click here for the official website.

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