A rather dull BBS survey

I was out of the house at 05:40 this morning to do the Late visit to my other BBS square. There were a few drops of rain, hardly any, but the sky was dark enough to make me wonder whether this afternoon’s forecast thunder storms might arrive early – they didn’t, and they still haven’t…

7,500th blog post

This is the 7500th blog to appear on this site since April 2011, but it seems appropriate, because of the date, to go back to the 46th which was posted on 1 June 2011 after visiting the battleground of the Little Bighorn in Montana. Why is it appropriate? Because the battle of the Little Bighorn,…

Guest blogs – are welcome here.

Over the last few weeks I have published a number of excellent guest blogs and I’m delighted to have done so. Recently, so far in June, they have been: I wish I had swatted it by Jonathan Wallace Hatfield Moors SSSI: Fetch a bucket of water boys? by Helen Kirk Afterwards… by Louise Bacon Natural…

NEWS: Two rare hen harriers disappear in suspicious circumstances (RSPB press release)

RSPB Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to move quickly to introduce the licensing of grouse shooting, following the disappearance of two more satellite-tagged hen harriers on moors in the Cairngorms National Park revealed on BBC Scotland’s Landward this evening.   As detailed in the programme, Marlin, a young male, fledged from a nest at the National Trust for Scotland’s…