Here is my review of the year in blogs – the first four of which were written whilst I was still working at the RSPB and the last eight whilst ‘just me’.
One of the dangers of writing a daily blog is that you might shoot your mouth off one day and have to reconsider the next day, or week or year. I was relieved to see that this blog about the forestry debate still looks pretty sensible to me 11 months later. That doesn’t mean that you need agree with it now, or then, but I still do.
MyRSPB blog was dominated by forestry last February but this blog touched on that subject and then moved on to farming.
There aren’t many hen harriers in the UK and they are in danger of extinction in England but Rushden and Daimonds FC got there first.
My last RSPB blog.
But this blog was about more than bears – as I wrote at the time the breakfast at Lou and Perry’s has stuck in my mind ever since.
A romantic encounter on a bridge over the Colorado River. Read the next day’s too to get an even fuller picture.
Wildlife dependent on politics – as always. But wonderful too – as always.
Off the Dorset coast.
Our NGOs and what nature needs.
Childish really but I still chuckle – I’m afraid you have to put up with or excuse my ‘humour’.
My application to succeed Helen Phillips as boss of Natural England?
Watch this space for more news of how I intend, and you can sign up too, to complain to the EU about non-compliance with the Birds Directive.
Well that’s 2011 through the eyes of 12 blogs. It’s been quite a year for me, with lots of change. I hope your year had high points that will remain with you always. But it’s the future that should capture most of our attention – and how we can secure a better future for wildlife.