The Glover review (1) – worth the wait

The much-awaited Glover review into protected landscapes was published on Saturday morning and is a serious, imaginative and important document. The review is well worth a thorough read, and several re-reads (that’s what I have already done) but can be summarised in part by these two paragraphs from its summary; Our country is changing fast….

Sunday quotes (32)

This week’s quote is from Tony Blair (born 1953). I didn’t come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. More about Tony Blair (see here). Likes(5)Dislikes(4)

Sunday book review – On the Marsh by Simon Barnes

Review by Lyn Ebbs When I see that the subtitle of a book contains the word ‘year’, especially a book about wildlife, I’ve come to expect a 12-month chase around the country (or the world) in pursuit of a complete list of some type of animal or a heroic battle against a deadline to create…

Tim Melling – Falkland Steamer Ducks

Tim writes: the Falkland Steamer Duck (Tachyeres brachypterus) is a flightless duck that is endemic to the Falkland Islands.  They are called Steamer Ducks because they paddle across the water surface using their wings in the manner of a paddle-steamer.  Charles Darwin described this movement much better in his Voyage of the Beagle (1833) “These…