Category Archives: Guest blog

Guest blog – Red Kites 12 years on by Mick Render

I have spent almost 40 years working in engineering. My main interest away from work is monitoring and photographing red kites, these two go hand in hand and I often gain information from photographs that was missed in the field.  I often go home to review my day and the photographs often identify birds, they […]

Guest blog – #Think500YearsAhead by Findlay Wilde

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein The EU referendum is set to take place on 23rd June.  It is a chance to have a say in whether we stay in Europe or not.  This decision will have an […]

Guest blog – Sheffield’s trees by Pip Howard

Pip Howard is a British forester who lives and works in France. He worked with Save Our Woods and now at Forestcomms working on the pan European landscape research project HERCULES. This is his second guest blog here – the first was Real life bugs or a living planet?           Campaigning […]

Guest blog – Curlew calls by Mary Colwell-Hector

Mary Colwell-Hector is an award winning radio, TV and internet producer winning 14 awards over the last 8 years, including a Sony Gold in 2009. She is also a radio presenter and feature writer for The Tablet.  She has produced natural history series such as Saving Species and Natural Histories on Radio 4 and was […]

Nature Club by E Truss (Senior Prefect) as imagined by Jonathan Wallace

St Margaret’s School  (school motto Fides in mercato) Nature Club By E Truss (Senior Prefect)           Gosh! Hello everyone! I’d just like to say how thrilled I am to have been put in charge of the school wildlife garden! It’s a great responsibility and I shall do my very best to […]

Guest blog – Ban toxic lead ammunition by Rob Sheldon

Rob Sheldon is a freelance conservationist. He has worked in nature conservation for almost 20 years, including 12 years with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Since 2013, he has been the Chairman of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, The Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME). Most recently he has worked […]

Guest blog – Langholm Q&A by Dr Ruth Tingay

Dr Ruth Tingay is a raptor conservationist with field experience from North & Central America, Europe, Africa, Central and SE Asia. She studied the critically endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle for a PhD at Nottingham University and is a past president of the Raptor Research Foundation. She’s currently researching the illegal persecution of raptors & its […]

Guest blog – What have we learned from Langholm? by Dr Ruth Tingay

Dr Ruth Tingay is a raptor conservationist with field experience from North & Central America, Europe, Africa, Central and SE Asia. She studied the critically endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle for a PhD at Nottingham University and is a past president of the Raptor Research Foundation. She’s currently researching the illegal persecution of raptors & its […]

Guest blog – The taming of nature by Steven Robinson

I occasionally post on Mark’s blog as Apus Apus. I live in London and do not work in the conservation sector. I like swifts, birds of prey, trees, wolves, trophic cascades, LACS and Richard Mabey. I have written a guest blog, as I would like to see more naturalness in UK conservation. I have used […]

Guest blog – Media Circus by Graeme Walker

Graeme Walker is a member of the British Dragonfly Society and a lifelong amateur naturalist. Hailing originally from rural north east England, after several decades living in Buckinghamshire, he moved to Orkney in 2013. Graeme is on the committee of the Orkney Field Club and his main interest is Odonata (though that’s not why he […]