A farmer writes

Last week I received this letter from a farmer and I’m grateful to him for permission to publish it here along with my reply to him. Dear Dr Avery I have read articles and letters from you from time to time particularly in Farmers Weekly. We have a small farm of about 150 acres of…

Kids stuff?

A couple of weeks ago Stephen Moss wrote a guest blog here about the National Trust report, Natural Childhood,  (which he wrote) which discusses the lack of connection between children and nature.  Did you read the full report – it’s well worth it if you didn’t and it is quite short. Now the National Trust…

Pieces and bits

A titanic beetle? And my earlier words on this subject. Sunnyhillboy was a whisker away from winning. I enjoyed reading this. I am writing occasional blogs for this site – but it has many good bloggers contributing too. And here is something slightly different from me on another site. I saw my first common tern…

Bits and pieces

Wuthering Moors: I’m grateful to Defra for their acknowledgement of my FOI requests – watch this space. NGOs – love ’em or hate ’em?:  Over 400 of you have voted in this poll in four days.  Thank you and the results so far are fascinating.  I’m surprised at some of the organisations that you don’t…