Bamff Wildland crowdfunder

The Bamff Wildland crowdfunder is getting robust support and has already passed 60% of its target. Have a look – click here – and please support it if you can. Likes(8)Dislikes(0)

British Wildlife April 2021

This is a particularly good issue of the almost always particularly good British Wildlife. From Peter Marren, arguing for Swanscombe Peninsula to be protected, to Twitcher in the Swamp demonstrating that he (is Twitcher a he? I believe so) has supernatural powers to write about nature conservation in a sardonic but meaningful way, it is…

Six weeks and 114,000 signatures

We’re not quite half way in the life of this petition supported by just about all the wildlife and environmental groups in England (it is largely, not completely, an English matter but that doesn’t prevent any UK resident helping wildlife in England). But I would say that we are not yet half way to respectability…

Sunday book review – Butterflies by Martin Warren

Arguably, there are too many natural history books published these days – but this isn’t one of the surplus. This is an excellent read and packed full of information from an acknowledged expert of many years standing. Martin Warren is the former Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation (I was actually on the interview panel which…

Tim Melling – Bar-tailed Godwit

Tim writes: the two British Godwits are easy to tell apart if you see them in flight.  Black-tailed Godwit has a black tail and a huge white wing stripe whereas this Bar-tailed Godwit has a barred tail and no wing stripe, rather like a Curlew.  The names of both of these birds were coined in…