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Nature’s Half Acre

Nearly seventy years ago my parents took me to the cinema to see three early colour wildlife films made by the Walt Disney studio. Two of them I can't remember a thing about but the other was a short film entitled 'Nature's Half Acre'. It told the story of the wildlife inhabiting half an acre of scrubby woodland somewhere in the Eastern United States. The coronavirus pandemic has placed restrictions on all our movements. Right now access to half an acre of nature is something to cherish. Living where I do in the sparsely populated Scottish Highlands I consider myself fortunate have to access a slightly...

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