GILLIAN BURKE
BBC Wildlife|February 2022
Solar power permeates the stormiest of winter weather

HEADING NORTH FOR SOME WINTER sun might seem like completely the wrong direction. That phrase is usually all about heading south to escape the cold and gloom of a British winter and, until a few years ago, I would not have argued with that – I would have been at the front of the queue, flip-flops on and passport in hand.

Believe it or not, the Cairngorms changed all that. One afternoon in the middle of January, I found myself alone in what is billed as the highest, coldest and snowiest plateau in Britain. I had travelled a week ahead of the Winterwatch crew, determined to get the place to myself for a few days before the busyness of filming took over – and I was richly rewarded.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM BBC WILDLIFEView All

It's party time for cuttlefish

A season of dancing, light displays and flirtatious shenanigans is on the cards for the cephalopods

1 min read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

TINY DANCER

The immortal freshwater organism that tangles prey with its toxic, harpoon-flinging tentacles

2 mins read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

Kill the cull?

According to new research, the badger cull isn't working. We take a look at the science.

6 mins read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

PURPLE HAZE

Step into a rare lowland flower meadow and lose yourself among dreamy wild orchids

2 mins read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

DIG FOR BUTTERFLIES

Britain's butterflies are struggling It's more important than ever to do what we can to help.

7 mins read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

CITY LIVING

It's been 50 years since the first city farm was established and their role in providing a haven for nature continues to grow

6 mins read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

FRIEND. FOE. FOX.

They live among us in the city and countryside - yet foxes are too often misunderstood and persecuted. Intimate photos cast new light on our divisive but beautiful neighbour.

4 mins read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

AT HOME WITH THE CLAN

As the rainy season brings wildebeest back to Zambia's Liuwa Plain grasslands, spotted hyenas prepare for a feast

8 mins read
BBC Wildlife
May 2022

AGAINST THE ODDS

Brazil's Pantanal was consumed by wildfires in 2020. Miraculously, its jaguars not only survived, but are now thriving in the world's most famous wetland.

9 mins read
BBC Wildlife
Spring 2022

Giraffe numbers on the up

A positive population trend has been reported by a giraffe conservation charity, providing hope for the iconic species

1 min read
BBC Wildlife
April 2022
RELATED STORIES

UK Plans Rules for Some Cryptocurrencies Amid Global Effort

Britain has unveiled plans to regulate some cryptocurrencies as part of a broader plan to become a global hub for digital payments, coming as authorities in the U.S. and Europe are racing to draw up rules for crypto.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 08, 2022

EX-KING EDWARD EXPOSED AS NAZI SPY!

Backed bombing Britain to regain his old throne

1 min read
Globe
April 11, 2022

The Problem-solver

From teacher to actuary to entrepreneur, CEO and corporate titan, Sello Moloko has had an illustrious journey that could inspire any young African. Taking over as chairman of the Absa group from April 1, he is all set to make his mark in defining the future of banking.

10 mins read
Forbes Africa
April - May 2022

New keel check rules for 2022

A change to World Sailing’s Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) means that as of 1 January 2022, all yachts competing in OSR Category 0 through to Category 3 must have been inspected by a qualified person within 24 months of the start of the race or after a grounding, whichever is later.

1 min read
Yachting World
March 2022

QUEEN'S LONELY FINAL DAYS!

DEATH is stalking Queen Elizabeth!

1 min read
National Enquirer
January 24, 2022

QUEEN LIZ ICES OUT GREEDY CHARLES!

Profiteering prince loses game of thrones to king-in-waiting William

2 mins read
National Enquirer
September 27, 2021

LAND OF THE PICTS

New excavations reveal the truth behind the legend of these fearsome northern warriors

10+ mins read
Archaeology
September/October 2021

BRITAIN TO TEST MIXING AND MATCHING OF COVID-19 VACCINES

British scientists are starting a study Thursday to find out if it’s OK to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines.

2 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #484

CHRIS TUFF

The art of being in the right place at the right time

3 mins read
Lens Magazine
December 2020

Britain Still Can't Escape Europe

Brexit will not end the U.K.’s long, fraught relationship with the Continent

7 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
January 11, 2021