Louise writes: I used to be a biochemist studying human immune system malfunction whilst being a part-time naturalist and conservationist. Then I converted to being an environmental data geek, which is what I do part of the time in a vague attempt to pay the bills I have been a birder since childhood, and am now the Cambridgeshire county bird recorder, and am also a butterfly and moth enthusiast, with an interest in several other taxon groups including lichens, ants and molluscs, and when not in front of maps or a database can usually be found in woodlands carrying out vital management work, or surveying farmland birds.
2020, 29 January – Volunteeers in the conservation sector (4)
2020, 2 January – Woodland Musing (2)
2019, 23 December – Woodland Musing (1)
2019, 15 October – Reconnecting with nature through coppicing
2019, 10 October – Reconnecting with nature through foraging
2019, 23 July – Volunteeers in the conservation sector (3)
2019, 15 July – Volunteeers in the conservation sector (2)
2019, 29 January – Valuing conservtion volunteeers
2018, 14 October – The worst month
Bob writes: I have a life long passion for the outdoors through rock climbing and fell running. A cancer scare in my thirties made me appreciate many things I simply hadn’t noticed before, from the smallest plants to the gap in the sky from a missing raptor. It’s all worth fighting for and that’s what I try to do.
2019, 19 December Grouse Shooting, a Track and the Law
2019, 11 January Progress in the Peak
2018, 13 February Flood and Blanket Bog Management in the Peak
2017, 16 February More from the Peak District
2017, 13 February Peak District Paths
Derek Gow is a farmer – you can see from the image opposite he is a serious farmer.
2019, 3 June I must tell you something of the Beaver
2019, 4 February Winds of Change
Miles King is Chief Executive of People Need Nature a charity working to highlight the sensory, emotional and spiritual values of nature. He has worked in nature conservation for 30 years, leading the conservation work at Plantlife, The Grasslands Trust and Buglife. He has also worked for English Nature, Natural England and as a consultant. He is co-author of Arable Plants: A Field Guide (2003), and The Nature of God’s Acre (2014).
2019, 28 June Farmland Tax Breaks
2017, 3 January Food for Thought
2016, 21 November Disturbing for Nature
2013, 13 November The Age of Can Do
Ian Parsons spent twenty years working as a Ranger with the Forestry Commission, where he not only worked with birds of prey and dormice, but where he developed his passion for trees. Now a freelance writer, Ian runs his own specialist bird tour company leading tours to Extremadura. For more details see www.griffonholidays.com
2020, 11 February Planting Trees (4)
2020, 30 January Planting Trees (3)
2020, 16 January Planting Trees (2)
2020, 9 January Planting Trees (1)
2020, 11 October The Climate Change Elephant
2019, 18 January Reclaiming the name
2019, 1 April Citizen Science by Olaf Lipur
2018, 18 December The worst of times or the best of times?
2018, 27 July Local tours for local people
2018, 18 July Acceptability of Wildness
2018, 12 July Feel Good Factor
2018, 14 March Whitebeam Spring
2018, 12 January A Recycled Argument
2018, 3 January Bird of the Year
2017, 18 November How red are Reds?
2017, 29 August Building for Wildlife
2017, 27 July Love Vultures – Ban Diclofenac
2017, 9 March Seeing the Wood for the Trees
2017, 13 January A Question of Importance
2016, 13 December Disturbing Conservation
2016, 15 September Tree Blindness
Alick Simmons is a veterinarian, naturalist and photographer. He lives in Somerset.
2019, 16 December Licensed Badger Killing; Ethical Considerations
2019, 10 July The Ethics of Animal Exploitation (4)
2019, 24 June The Ethics of Animal Exploitation (3)
2019, 17 June The Ethics of Animal Exploitation (2)
2019, 7 June The Ethics of Animal Exploitation (1)
2019, 5 March UK Guardians of Animal Welfare