Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Ruth Padel explores how our attitudes to the fox have been changed and developed.
4/5 Writer Ruth Padel considers our attitudes to butterflies in the British landscape.
3/5 Ruth Padel on our feelings for badgers - from literary figure of wisdom to TB carrier.
2/5 Poet Ruth Padel explores our relationship through the centuries with the robin.
1/5 Ruth Padel explores how history and literature have shaped British reactions to the deer.