In a days – I mean a daze.

Sunday’s was the 600th Standing up for Nature blog since I started writing them 571 days ago. The day passed almost without me noticing the landmark. In those 571 days this blog has grown from an audience of zero to well over 7000 unique visitors a month according to the statistics provided by Google analytics….

GWCT science again

The GWCT describes itself thus: ‘The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is the leading UK charity conducting scientific research to enhance the British countryside for public benefit’. Not, you note as ‘very good’ or ‘one of the leading’ or ‘has a distinguished record’ but ‘the leading’.  That’s blowing one’s own trumpet quite loudly.  I only…

Guest blog – BTO science by Andy Clements

Dr Andy Clements was trained as a scientist with a PhD in animal behaviour from the University of Wales, and has spent 30 years as a professional nature conservationist. He is currently the Chief Executive of the BTO.   It was great to see science for nature conservation discussed in Mark’s blog last week,  and…

The two, or three, cultures

I had a great time at the New Networks for Nature meeting at Stamford on Thursday and Friday.  This was partly because it blended art and science in a novel and stimulating way. Where else, in the space of less than 24 hours would you be able to hear about their work from the lips…