A Brush with Nature

As I watch our insects as closely as I can, such mysteries proliferate. In June I was mesmerised by the courtship flights of ghost swift moths, in which the males danced and swooped over a patch of reeds with wings vibrating so fast they looked like tiny balls of mist.’ Described as ‘Britain’s greatest living nature writer’, Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in elegantly written stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine for the past 25 years. This enchanting collectio