Water Mammals

by Emily Hasler I enter the water on the wide stage of Carbis Bay. I swim out slowly beyond my depth, stop and float on my back as is my habit. It is then I rea...

A Sahara Camp

by Elizabeth Bernays I am in Gao, Mali, as the only woman member of a British-sponsored interdisciplinary team studying night migration of grasshoppers. From th...

White Bears

by Eloise Shepherd You see your first polar bear thousands of miles away from any actual bears. Going north, Oslo to Tromsø, they spring out at you in ever-incr...

The Chetwode Grey

by Tom Jeffreys Sitting on a low stone wall outside the parish church of Chetwode, about four miles south-west of Buckingham, I wonder how close I have just com...