You have been warned…

Today, until midnight, is the last chance to buy the new Bird Atlas of Britain and Ireland at a reduced price.  I’m looking forward to my copy and will review it here some time – but you will definitely want your own copy because it will be a fascinating read.  Click here to avail yourself…

The best read

I think Butterfly Conservation‘s magazine, wittily called ‘Butterfly‘, is the best read of all the magazines produced by wildlife NGOs. I’m not sure whether it has had a make-over because it has always been excellent, but the current issue, that has a common blue on the cover (a close up of the image used at…

What’s in a name?

I’m quite happy being called Mark.  It’s nice and short, easy to say and comes from the Roman god of war – Mark was one of the three commonest male names in Ancient Rome.  And seems fitting given that I was born in March too. My surname, Avery, is of uncertain origin.  I had a…