A mixed portfolio

Yes, practical steps are great but political ones are the kind that actually make a difference. That was a quote from a few days ago and from a very thoughtful comment on this blog by Stuart MacKay. The comment was thoughtful but I think this phrase was … well … wrong actually. But it does…

Guys, guys.

I have to admit that I smiled when I saw Dave Goulson’s tweet as the same words had been ringing round this house for the same reasons. We should soon expect Ian Boyd to be campaigning against the Badger cull, in favour of fixing grouse shooting and criticising the use of insect-killing pesticides I guess….

Guest blog – Woodland Musing 2 by Louise Bacon

Tree planting has been higher in my thoughts than usual recently, with all the GB political parties providing numbers of trees they intend to plant. As a volunteer in practical conservation land management for wildlife trusts etc., I have noticed that, without interference, trees are pretty good at growing themselves.  Whether I have been cutting…