8 episodes

I am a nature writer and novelist, and I’m lucky enough to be able to walk out of my cottage straight into Suffolk’s beautiful open countryside. As spring breaks over the British Isles, and summer settles in, I’ll be documenting the wonder and richness of the natural world and bringing it into as many homes as I can.

The Stubborn Light of Things Melissa Harrison

    • Nature
    • 5.0, 87 Ratings

I am a nature writer and novelist, and I’m lucky enough to be able to walk out of my cottage straight into Suffolk’s beautiful open countryside. As spring breaks over the British Isles, and summer settles in, I’ll be documenting the wonder and richness of the natural world and bringing it into as many homes as I can.

    Episode Eight: Uncertainty

    Episode Eight: Uncertainty

    Join Melissa as she cycles around Suffolk’s lanes in pursuit of a cuckoo. Scarlet poppies dot the hedgerows and billywitches (maybugs) are in flight. Listen →

    • 24 min
    Episode Seven: Time

    Episode Seven: Time

    Join Melissa as she explores a ruined cottage in the woods. The hawthorn hedges are in flower, and blackcaps are singing everywhere. Listen →

    • 27 min
    Episode Six: Stillness

    Episode Six: Stillness

    Join Melissa in her garden as she waits to see swifts overhead. It’s warm and sunny; the birds are in full song, and mason bees are nesting in the back wall of the house. Listen →

    • 25 min
    Episode Five: Change

    Episode Five: Change

    Join Melissa as she walks around the village, listening to the dawn chorus. May has come in bringing sunshine and showers; everywhere the woods smell of wild garlic, and the cow parsley is coming into bloom. Listen →

    • 25 min
    Episode Four: Mystery

    Episode Four: Mystery

    Join Melissa as she listens for nightingales on a dark, moonless night. It’s the end of April, and in Suffolk the lilacs are in bloom. Listen →

    • 24 min
    Episode Three: Care

    Episode Three: Care

    Join Melissa as she sets out at dusk in search of barn owls. It’s late April and the weather is a little chilly. Chaffinches and great tits sing from the hedges, and the fields of oilseed rape are bright yellow. Listen →

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

pcolnaghi ,

Fantastic

Great podcast - thoughtful, informative, relaxing and entertaining all at once!

Rjnotts ,

A beautiful, calming listen

This is going straight into my regular rotation. A beautiful eavesdrop on nature with some great poetry and profiles mixed in.

Smickl ,

Hi how you doing?

Without doubt the best podcast out there. Right on the button. Fantastic production.

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