leo terram propriam protegat – wouldn’t you agree?

I live in a big village in east Northants that thinks it’s a town, and maybe it is.  We number about 8000 inhabitants and I don’t get the impression that the government is particularly worried about what we all think of what they are going to do (although the fact that we are having a…

Wildlife photographer of the year 2012

This exhibition is always worth a visit – even if it does cost £10 to get in. And nature looks as good as ever! There are some constant favourites – more polar bears and other bears, tigers and foxes, whales and penguins – all deserving of their places as they were striking images. But there…

Guest Blog – Mollusc of the Glen – by Peter Cosgrove

Peter Cosgrove’s passion for pearl mussels began in 1996. He carried out the first national pearl mussel survey and in one of those wonderful moments of happenstance, submitted his final report which recommended full legal protection during a periodic review of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.  It had the desired effect and the law was…

Raptor round up

It would be perfectly possible to write about birds of prey, how wonderful they are and their troubled and shortened lives, every day on this blog.  I try not to do that because there are other sites that do it so well (raptor politics and raptor persecution Scotland) and because there are other big issues…