BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild December -

“The na­ture of win­ter is one of sim­plic­i­ties… the wild world re­duced to its barest es­sen­tials,” re­flects Jim Crum­ley in his new book The Na­ture of Win­ter. Per­haps the ul­ti­mate Bri­tish ex­am­ple is a moun­tain hare hun­kered down amid drift­ing snow. Milder win­ters and con­tro­ver­sial culls have made this clas­sic scene much harder to come by. You can still find th­ese na­tive hares in much of the High­lands, as well as south­ern Scot­land, a few is­lands and the Peak District, but white-on­white en­coun­ters are some­thing to trea­sure.

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