Last chance to vote here

Today will be your last chance to respond to this short poll on what you think about the RSPB’s new TV advert.  The results  will appear on Thursday and some thoughts from me on Friday. There are over 100 comments from readers of this blog so far – and about 400 responses to the poll. …

Sunday Book Review – Feral by George Monbiot

This is a book that many people ought to read.  I read most of it before I went to the USA and then read all of it, some of it several times, on my return.  I was reading it again at 6am yesterday morning in the back garden of the Old Mill Hotel in Salisbury…

If this post appears…

…then it means that I am off looking for purple emperors. Meanwhile, have you voted in my poll and commented on what you think of the RSPB’s new TV advert? The poll will close fairly soon as the results are pretty clear (to me) already so do have your say. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

It’s a year of two halves

I started the year with a wildlife checklist for the first six months of the year and I can report alternating success.  I failed to see Mandarin ducks in January, a bunch of migrants in March or Duke of Burgundy butterflies in May, but I succeeded with drake smew in February, nightingales in April and…