But after reminding myself of what I wrote I always enjoy thumbing through the fantastic images and interesting words of the rest of the magazine.
There is a feature on wildlife in Canada with polar bears at Churchill, grizzlies at Yellowknife and orcas off Vancouver Island – or why not go further north and see bowhead whales?
There is also a very good article by Kate Wilson on a subject close to my own heart – marine protected areas. We are doing terribly around our own coasts and the article makes the very sound point that ‘the key to sustainable use of our seas is a network of protected areas over a range of habitats’. And we need those protected areas to give real protection to marine wildlife – not be a green fig leaf.
I’m off to Bristol today (not exactly Canada is it?) to meet up with the folk from BBC Wildlife magazineand then on Thursday and Friday I’ll be in Stamford (even less Canada-like) at the New Networks for Nature event where I’m on a panel of ‘experts’ (see definition) discussing whether the British like nature. What might come up do you think – hen harriers, the National Trust and wildlife, ruddy ducks, badgers, foxes?