British Wildlife – December edition

bwp_27_2_coverI look forward to British Wildlife dropping through the letterbox every couple of months. The December issue is well-timed to be well-read over the Christmas break.

Peter Marren writes about the threat to the NHM garden (you read it here first?) and I write about the twelve days of Christmas.

There is a letter from Tim Bonner the Chief Executive of the so-called Countryside Alliance criticising Chris Packham.

Peter Marren reviews two new New Naturalists – one of which he raves over and the other of which he is luke warm about.

There are tales of  insects just to remind us of summer (High Brown Fritillaries (Butterfly Conservation) and Heath Potter Wasps (John Walters)) but also of Lemon Slugs and Strawberry Spiders (Brett Westwood) and a nice patch of Dorset (Andrew Branson) as well as much else and all the regular features.



3 Replies to “British Wildlife – December edition”

  1. It’s an excellent publication and well worth the subscription. I find it keeps me up to date with all that’s happening with wildlife and conservation. Sue Everett’s column is particularly informative, even if a little depressing at times but given its coverage of recent and ongoing threats to our wildlife how could it be otherwise? And, of course, there is your regular column too, Mark.

  2. British Wildlife is an excellent magazine and I have subscribed to it from Volume 1, number 1.
    However, I am disappointed that they chose to publish that winging letter by Tim Bonner. The BBC allows its commentators, presenters and pundits to comment and have views about football, business, films …. but apparently not wildlife crime and damaging management practices ?!
    I fully support Chris Packham (and others in the media if there are any) to comment on the state of our wildlife, species and habitats.

    1. I don’t have a problem with BW publishing the letter but I agree that it was tosh on Bonner’s part. It is as you say quite commonplace for BBC presenters to express opinions on various topics. Jeremy Clarkson, after all was sacked not for regularly expressing obnoxious views but for punching a subordinate in the face.

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