Guest blog – Short-eared Owls need your help by Jimmi Hill

Based on the Cheshire/Flintshire border. Founding trustee and Chair of Raptor Aid CIO a UK based charity with a focus on birds of prey and their conservation. A licensed ringer and field worker covering birds of prey as an active member of several raptor study groups across the UK. Twitter: @raptor_jimmi “You’re Joking – Not…

Guest blog – Creating Shrike Shrublands by Steve Jones

Steve Jones (stevecjones.uk) has worked in UK and international conservation for nearing three decades. He’s unusually fond of shrikes. In fact, he’s written a short book about how to create ’Shrike Shrublands’ in the UK (click here). Here, he summarises how we might go about creating species-rich grassland-shrubland mosaics. Twitter: @SteveCJJones     ‘Scrub’ has…

Guest blog – Lead ammunition, the way forward by John Swift

Mark writes: John Swift is the former boss of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and from 2010 chaired the  Lead Ammunition Group set up by the last Labour government which reported to government in 2015 and which was  treated so shabbily by the outgoing Secretary of State for Environment, a certain Liz Truss,…

Guest blog – Across The Pond: How ecological conservation differs between the US and the UK by Melusine Velde

Mélusine Velde is a franco-american ecologist and flower enthusiast from Chicago, Illinois. During her studies at the University of Chicago and Imperial College London, she supplemented her classroom studies with extensive exploration of the parks and trails around her campuses, and most importantly, the plants and animals that inhabit them. Her interests and passions in…