Paul Leyland – Hoverflies on Umbellifers

Hoverflies on Umbellifers Umbellifers, such as Hogweed and Angelica, are a great place to see hoverflies at this time of year, they provide a convenient platform for feeding and resting. Most of the hoverflies I see are the common orange and black striped ones or maybe yellow and black ones. Anything different immediately stands out…

Hen Harrier Day online tomorrow

Hen Harrier Day Online goes live at 10am tomorrow – introduced by Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin. To watch through the day visit the Hen Harrier Day YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/HenHarrierDayUK Alan Cranston, Chair of Hen Harrier Action, said:“The hen harrier is a symbol for our wider concerns about nature in the uplands and that is…

Natural England’s specific general licences from 2019

Recap: Bob Berzins discovered that Natural England had issued what amounted to a general licence for conservation purposes after they had stopped issuing general licences for conservation purposes (sounds odd doesn’t it – see Bob’s guest blogs Natural England licences; a cover up? Part 1 and Natural England licences; a cover up? Part 2). And…