Category Archives: Guest blog

Guest blog – Toads declines are about more than toads or amphibians by Silviu Petrovan

Silviu joined Froglife in 2011 to take up the new post of Conservation Coordinator. Despite recently working on mammals for a number of years Silviu has always been interested in reptiles and amphibians and has worked as a herpetologist on several research projects, primarily in Romania, Honduras and Indonesia. He is a fully qualified vet […]

Guest blog – Impressions from the RSPB AGM by Lyn Ebbs

By education and training I am a microbiologist and worked in the NHS and biotech sector. I finished my working career in clinical research and patient safety in the pharmaceutical industry, so am a firm believer in evidence-based science. I’ve been a member of the RSPB for many years and started volunteering for them when […]

Guest blog – Remember not to Forget by filbert cobb

filbert cobb is a regular commenter on this blog and has been since its early days (since February 2012). I suspect filbert cobb may not be his real name. He wrote a brilliant guest blog here two years ago (The Sunken Garden) and I have been looking forward to his next one – and here […]

Guest blog – Tree Blindness by Ian Parsons

Ian Parsons spent twenty years working as a Ranger with the Forestry Commission, where he not only worked with birds of prey and dormice, but where he developed his passion for trees.  Now a freelance writer, Ian runs his own specialist bird tour company leading tours to Extremadura.  For more details see     […]

Guest blog – Big Brother FC says No! by Peter Marren

    Peter Marren has contributed Guest Blogs here before (NHM threatens wildlife (garden), 27 October 2015,  Where green objectives clash, 26 January 2015; Ashes to ashes, 7 November 2012; Wildlife NGOs, 7 October 2011) and his excellent books Where the Wild Thyme Blew and Rainbow Dust – three centuries of delight in British butterflies […]

Guest blog – The threatened valley of the River Yare by Prof Tim O’Riordan

  Tim O’Riordan is emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He is President of the Norfolk Branch of the Council for the Protection of Rural England, and co-chair of Colney Parish. The threatened Yare Valley on the western margin of Norwich The valley of the River Yare situated on the […]

Guest blog – Otters are in trouble by Grace Yoxon

I studied Geology and Biology at Keele University and graduated in 1979.  My husband and I moved to Skye in 1980 and in 1984 we set up the Skye Environmental Centre to run courses in geology and wildlife.  We then started receiving injured wildlife and this was the start of the animal rescue and rehabilitation […]

Guest blog – We forgot to tell the fish by Carrie Hume

Carrie Hume is Director of Conservation & Campaigns at the Marine Conservation Society. She grew  up in the seaside town of Lowestoft, with a long family legacy of entrepreneurial fisherman, who were ultimately doomed by the early-twentieth century collapse in the local fishing industry. Currently land locked in Herefordshire, a committed environmentalist, she is coming […]

Guest blog – What is Britain’s Native Wildlife? by John Burton

John Burton is one of the most experienced and free-thinking of British conservationists. He was a founder and the first chief executive of the World Land Trust. He stood down from that position recently but will still be working hard for WLT into the future.         Defining Britain’s native wildlife is complex. […]

Guest blog – Time for tidal power by Sian John

  Sian John is Tidal Lagoon Power’s (TLP’s) Environment Director and Royal HaskoningDHV’s Director of Environment in the UK. A strong advocate of marine conservation and sustainable development, Sian is currently leading the implementation of TLP’s visionary Ecosystem Enhancement Programme. Hailing originally from NZ, she loves the sea.  As a regular contributor to Coastal Futures, […]