Every Blade of Grass

Saw-whet owl“Thank you for relaying Professor Magnusson’s tale of the Arctic frog – this is just the kind of strange little-known fact I can’t resist. Here’s one that a birdwatching friend happened to mention the other day: owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue. I have no idea if this is an actual scientific fact but I jotted it in my notebook just the same. I guess I’m like another bird: the magpie, impulsively collecting odds and ends that nobody else wants…”

Every Blade of Grass

An eco-romance

by Thomas Wharton

                                       Available summer 2014



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