Get ready for BGBW

This weekend is the annual Big Garden Birdwatch.  BGBW has become a national institution and I love it. I’ll be sitting down to stare out at my garden for an hour next Sunday. The feeders are filled already. Will the usual house sparrows, collared doves, blackbirds, robin and goldfinches flock to or shun my garden…

NWCU secure for one more year

The Home Office will provide specific funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit of £136,000 for 2013-14. This is good news.  And some of the credit must go to all those who contacted their MPs on this issue. And some credit must go to those MPs who responded by signing EDM 603 and by raising…

Half-cooked protection

Those Yorkshiremen get everywhere don’t they?  Certainly Captain James Cook seems to have done.  His journeys of discovery are generally regarded as being Pacific Ocean expeditions but to get to the Pacific you have to start in the Atlantic and either hang a right and go around Cape Horn or hang a left and go…