The June issue of British Wildlife contains the usual mixture of news, comment, research and analysis. As always it’s a fascinating mixture.
I turned to Derek Gow’s and Peter Cooper’s article on Wildcats in England first – fascinating stuff.
British Wildlife now has a group of regular columnists and here are some quotes from their pieces:
I have grown accustomed to the belief in media circles that anything to do with wildlife is trivial.
My inner witch wanted to gather the petals and decoct from them a potent brew, filled with dark power.
I am no arachnophobe, but this spider tangles with my mind.
Bord na Mona is running out of peat at the same time as its economic mindset is running out of road.
…even the loss of a million species will make no material difference to anybody.Quotes from Padraic Fogarty, Amy- Jane Beer, ‘Twitcher in the Swamp’, Simon Barnes and Brett Westwood though not necessarily in that order (in fact, not in that order)
There is also a comment piece by myself on Action on Climate Change where I contrast the aims of Extinction Rebellion and those of the Committee on Climate Change and then touch on the consequences of what a serious attempt to tackle climate change would look like for wildlife.
I wish British Wildlife came out monthly!