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The Wild Side Of Life

Nature and Human Nature
The Wild Side of Town
Bird-Watching
Harvest Anthem
Laura's Song
Butterfly Galliard / Falling Star
I Was The Child
Another World In The Night
Fox On The Rails /Dance Of The Starlings
Woodlands Of England
See This Lake, Son?
My Beautiful Bomb Pit
Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer
Tomorrow's Too Late
Why Have You Stolen Our Earth?
Human Nature
Stand Quite Still
If There's No Other Way
The Rockery Rock
This Blessed Plot
Don't Clear That Corner Away
Art Nouveau
Brambles on a Hill
Our Stolen Season
Good King Henry
You Never Know Where We Have Been
Harvest Will Come
Just Human Nature
The Albion River Hymn: prelude
The Albion River Hymn
Sweet Themmes Run Softly
Three Men in a Boat
Down The Stream The Swans All Glide.
Swan-Upping Song
The Sheep Shearing Song
The Building of Our Bridge
Twickenham Ferry
Letters
Still On The Wild Side of Town
Rumour Hill
Life on the River
Horse Music
Yellow Taxi / New Jerusalem
Dragonfly
Lemady / Arise and Pick a Posy
Foxy Comes to Town
The Wind in The Willows
John Moore (1907-1967)
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Gilbert White (1720-1793)
Landlines

Christian Ecology Link

"what sort of music is it? ‘English music"
-Ian Maun, describing the music of Ashley Hutchings 

What's Your Relationship?

Kites Hill, Gloucestershire

A fair enough question, we think, considering the subject matter of this particular website.How do you view the natural world, whether it be in some exotic  location or, and more excitingly, we think, in your own backyard, literally. The first section of this website is entitled The Wild Side of Town, your backyard as it were, believe us when we say, that there is a myriad of wildlife in the towns and cities, particularly where, land has been reclaimed, and country parks have been created. Actually in Birmingham there is what is probably the wildest of all the country parks, and that is Sutton Park, you see it always was a country park, with very little of the  formal layout you tend to see in most parks. Oh it has its pre-requisite golf course etc, BUT the wildlife always comes first (there's even a Roman road running through the park, but that's another story)

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm,
this England.
- Richard II. William Shakespeare

This site is very much a work in progress, please bear with us as we'll be continuing to add new material every day

UK Biodiversity Action Plan

"Knowing that Nature never did betray
The heart that loved her; 'tis her privilege,
Through all the years of this our life, to lead
From joy to joy: for she can so inform
The mind that is within us, so impress
With quietness and beauty, and so feed
With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues,
Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men,
Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all
The dreary intercourse of daily life,
Shall e'er prevail against us, or disturb
Our cheerful faith, that all which we behold
Is full of blessings."
 
- Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
William Wordsworth, (1770-1850)

A Rocha : Christians in Conservation
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We've added some animated video on the Tomorrow's Too Late page, courtesey of, Aardman Animations.We believe in the power of public service announcements, to educate and assist in helping people make the right decisions on the important issues

 a dormouse

related internet links

the green village
tucked away in Hampshire
this is a very delightful village
with a very delightful website

Natural England

the writings of
John Burroughs,
naturalist.
 

dedicated to the spirit of
the English countryside
and its people

this is one of Natural England's
interactive map sites. In
the MAPS tab you will
discover a choice of maps
about nature, including
National Nature Reserves,
Other kinds of protected sites
and Areas of semi-natural habitat

one of the most comprehensive
and most visited
community web sites
 

a celebration of the tree
and its off-spring
our website based on the
Judy Dunlop/Ashley Hutchings 
recording
 

the right to agricultural
freedom! a snippet, and an
important one,
of English rural life
in the nineteenth century

bringing together environmental
voluntary organisations
in the UK united by their
common interest in the
conservation and enjoyment
of the natural and historic
environment.

Mammals Trust UK

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