Author Archives: Mark
Yesterday I visited Fairburn Ings and St Aidan’s (of which, more tomorrow) nature reserves in the Aire Valley. Where’s the Aire Valley? If you go up the A1, it’s on your left just after that clutch of cooling towers at Ferrybridge. Fairburn Ings is perhaps not the most promising sounding of locations with its Coal […]
Some time over the last few days this blog passed 4 million page views since it sprang into life in April 2011. In fact it must have been passed quite a while ago, but there was a period of nearly two months in early 2015 when no visits were recorded by the software so that’s […]
I was in Wiltshire yesterday morning. As I drove past Stonehenge on my left there were three Great Bustards flying north on my right. That was a good start to the day.
‘Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to sponsor a comprehensive and independent study into the full economic impacts of driven grouse shooting.’ This petition in Scotland is pushing at an open door – but it is certainly still worth showing that you support it. Please sign it and get your friends […]