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Gerard Manley Hopkins Poem read by Chris Packham for National Poetry Day

The Windhover: To Christ our Lord by Gerard Manley Hopkins, read by Chris Packham  

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Jasmine Gainfort, Coastlands School

Dear Autumn,  . Battered leaves blown, Misty fog flees, Streams slow-flowing, Daisy meadows die, Sloes start to grow, Leaves couple-coloured, Hedgehogs curl up closely, Squirrels tear up trees, Robins look forward As the sun starts to sleep. . Autumn, my friend, You are the best season. . © Jasmine Gainfort, aged 8, Coastlands School,  Pembrokeshire, …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Shauna Darling Robertson

Dear Stars, . We lived among you once. It was brilliant. . Night never fell and no need whatsoever for sixty-watt bulbs or dimmer switches. . There was always a glimmer of hope aglow, eager to grow to a shimmer, a beam. . Mistakes burned up the minute they were made. . Everyone had a …

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NPD Poem of the Day

.   This message poem comes from Daisy Proctor, age 7, from Bristol: . Sky . I love you sky . The way you shimmer on bright blue days Your lovely blue light . I love you sky . . Daisy Proctor Age 7 . . What a lovely poem, Daisy!     . Poem …

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O is for Ocelot

This beautiful image of an ocelot was taken by Dan Bodenstein on Flikr. Ocelots are found in South America. They have exquisite coats, that can vary in colour and markings, and each is unique. They are solitary, like most cats, and only come together to mate, although sometimes cats of the same sex sleep together …

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N is for Nightingale

This wonderful image of a nightingale singing at night was taken by Derek Thomas on Flikr. The nightingale, although beautiful, is an unremarkable little bird, pale brown in colour. It is seldom seen in the open, it is shy and tends to stay hidden in leafy trees and shrubbery. A member of the thrush family, like …

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K is for Kingfisher

. . The kingfisher’s feather pigments are actually brown… the colours of  blue, red and green are really iridescence, caused between different wavelengths of light interfering with each other. This is why it never looks the same colour from moment to moment, and why its feathers shine. Kingfishers are our brightest birds in the UK, …

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G is for Gorilla

Photo by Christoph Würbel on Flikr. . . . . There are 100,000 western lowland gorillas left in the wild – less than the population of Crawley, West Sussex. There are 17,000 eastern lowland gorillas left in the world – the same population as Ripley, the fourth smallest city in the UK. There are 880 mountain …

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F is for Flying Squirrel

. This lovely creature is a Southern Flying Squirrel – this photo is by Leah and if you click the picture you can see her other photos on Flikr. . . Here is a pet one in flight on Wiki: . . These little squirrels have a furry membrane that stretches from their wrists to their ankles, which allows …

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E is for Elephant

On the National Geographic site, ‘A Voice For Elephants’, Daphne Sheldrick, who has worked with elephants for many years,  says: “Elephants share the same emotions as ourselves, with a strong sense of family and the same sense of death. Like us they mourn the loss of loved ones. Each has an individual personality just like us. …

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