Have a look at the ‘a focus on nature’ website. Launched at the Bird Fair this looks like a good initiative to me. How do ‘young people’ get the advice and mentoring that they need to get into nature conservation? I’ve offered to give a helping hand and maybe you can too? Or maybe you will be a recipient of advice? Follow them on Twitter @AFONature. My route into nature conservation was somewhat unorthodox and isn’t a useful model for others to follow (see Chapter 1 of Fighting for Birds)
Put a note in your diary for Tuesday evening to watch Plantlife’s CEO, Victoria Chester, in the Great British Bake-off. She’s a brave lady to put her kneading, rolling and baking to the test in front of us all. Will Victoria blossom or be weeded out this week? I am sure she would say that there are no weeds – only lovely plants. Seriously, it was good to see Victoria and Plantlife staff at the Bird Fair last weekend. Plantlife is one of my favourite NGOs – as I spell out in Chapter 16 of Fighting for Birds.
Are you ashamed of being a birder? Of course not (or are you?). Why not commit to introduce someone else to birdwatching or at least a greater knowledge of birds? The Pledge to Fledge Initiaitive is about just that, so here is another website to explore and think about.
Vote in the Nature of Farming Awards – preferably for the only finalist who is mentioned in Fighting for Birds (on pp 119-120) – Henry Edmunds.