Friday, 27 February 2015

Taking nature out of the dictionary

Thanks to Paula Owens for the tipoff to an interesting article by Patrick Barkham.

It describes how words that relate to nature are apparently missing from the latest edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary, such as CATKINS.

One answer to this would be to use our Mission:Explore books, and also to look at the work of the John Muir Trust.

Having read this, I noticed some catkins in the school playground,as shown.

It was also mentioned in the review of the latest Robert MacFarlane...

I'm looking forward to seeing Robert's talk at UEA in a few week's time.

Image: Alan Parkinson

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