A few things that caught my eye:
- my first Sand Martins of the year were at Stanwick Lakes on Wednesday morning – it was a cold morning and I bet they wished they were back in Senegal
- the weather looks good for the weekend, especially Saturday, across much of the UK – butterflies, migrant birds and spring flowers
- Thames Water fined £20m for pumping 1.5bn litres of raw sewage into River Thames
- tomorrow is Earth Hour – 830pm-930pm – why not turn everything off?
- Abernethy has been voted the nature reserve of the year – and a great place it is too
- Chris Packham’s e-petition closed on 26,043 signatures
- Night Parrot rediscovered in Western Australia!
- the National Trust may have rediscovered nature – more on this from me on Monday
- World Meteorological Organisation says: high temperatures, little ice and rises in sea level
- rather improbably, this blog is listed as #8 in nature blogs across the world. I won’t let it go to my head.
- Monday sees the Westminster Hall debate on badger culls – I can’t attend, but if you do, smile at the police officers when you leave and give a thought to events of this week (I’m sure you would anyway, without me mentioning it)
There are lots of excellent comments on this morning’s blog about feral daffodils (from many points of view) – what do you think?
At the suggestion of a reader of this blog I have become an affiliate of Blackwell’s Bookshop – that means that if you get to Blackwell’s website through this link then I’ll get a little bit of money when you buy things. I notice that some of my own books are cheaper from Blackwell’s than on A*az*n at the moment – which surprised me.