Berlin

I was in Berlin on Wednesday, and took a 4-hour+ walking tour of the city with Insider Walking Tours. We ended our walk at the Brandenburg Gate. I’d recommend the tour highly – a mixture of WW2, Cold War and earlier history with quite a few laughs thrown in. As a birder, it is almost…

National Trust press release

Common crane successfully breeds at Wicken Fen for the first time in at least 120 years A rare common crane chick has hatched at the National Trust’s Wicken Fen nature reserve in Cambridgeshire for the first time since the conservation charity acquired the nature reserve in 1899 and started species records. The Trust suspects that…

Guest blog – Caddisflies and Molinia by Paul Sterry

Paul Sterry has an academic background in freshwater biology and is a passionate conservationist. He has been writing about natural history and photographing wildlife for the last 40 years, with an emphasis on the British scene. The Case for Caddisflies and much-maligned Molinia. Over the past few years I have developed an interest in caddisflies…