Category Archives: Guest blog

Guest blog – On natural beauty, a cautionary tale by Andrew Painting.

Andrew Painting, 27, is an ecologist working in the Scottish highlands. He studies human/environment relations at Aberdeen University, and occasionally writes about environmental issues. Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life Oscar Wilde, ‘The Decay of Lying‘ A few days ago I was out on the moor and I saw an exquisite little […]

Guest blog – Bag Charge by Janice Hume

  Janice writes: I am a bookseller by trade, currently manager of a branch of Waterstones. My passion for books is more than matched by my passion for wildlife and wild places. Bag charge It’s a year since the Government imposed a small charge  on single use plastic bags and in my experience on the […]

Guest blog – Saving Loughs Neagh and Beg by Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy has lived in Northern Ireland since arriving on the ferry from Liverpool in 1984 as the RSPB’s first, and last, Assistant Regional Officer. Together with his German wife, Doris, he’s known to shout HALT! when special places are threatened like the Belfast Harbour Pools and the Bog Meadows – once zoned for development, […]

Guest blog – Otters by Kevin Parr

  Kevin Parr is a writer, angler and amateur naturalist from West Dorset. He is the author of Rivers Run, The Idle Angler and The Twitch (which was this blog’s book of the year in 2014) and writes regularly for a variety of publications including BBC CountryFile Magazine and Fallon’s angler.         […]

Guest blog – What now for Beavers in the UK? by Jonny Hughes

  Jonny Hughes is CEO of the Scottish Wildlife Trust and a global councillor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Twitter: @jonnyecology         What now for Beavers in the UK? It’s been an up and down kind of year for nature in the UK. The State of Nature report […]