Many of the UK’s butterflies are under threat but, thanks to Butterfly Conservation, it is not all doom and gloom. Deirdre Shields is all of a flutter.

Sir Michael Colman is as keen as mustard to keep his farm in mint condition and produce single-estate peppermint oil and tea.

Thanks to lack of revolution and invasion, Britain has more ancient trees than any other country in northern Europe. Why not visit them?

Thanks to lack of revolution and invasion, Britain has more ancient trees than any other country in northern Europe.Elizabeth Walton discovers the family trees of the Dukes of Abercorn, Argyll…

It takes just one bird to scare off a thousand others. From Humberside to Trafalgar Square, hawks and falcons are clearing vermin and making money.