Guest blog – Halloween: A Time to Celebrate Spiders by Debbie Rolls

Debbie is a freelance writer and lecturer in Teacher Education. She has contributed creative fiction and non-fiction to anthologies, has written for BBC Countryfile and is a regular contributor to Leeds Living website (https://leedsliving.co.uk/author/debbie-rolls/). She is in process of writing a children’s book presenting world history through the eyes of a spider. She can be…

Guest blog – How to quadruple your donation to World Land Trust by Andy Langley

Andy Langley is a wildlife enthusiast and supporter of World Land Trust (WLT), who will be doing a sponsored birdwatch this October to raise money for WLT’s Guardians of Nimla Ha’ appeal, saving rainforest all around a network of near-pristine lagoons, wetlands and mangroves in Caribbean Guatemala. For a fourth year my employer Ecclesiastical Insurance…

Guest blog – Blocking motorways by Ian Carter

Ian Carter worked as an ornithologist for 25 years before retiring early to spend more time writing about wildlife. He wrote The Red Kite’s Year with artist Dan Powell and a sister volume The Hen Harrier’s Year will be out next spring. His recent book Human, Nature is about our relationship with the natural world…

Guest blog – Holding back the Beaver by Derek Gow

Derek Gow is a farmer. His first guest blog here, about rewilding his farm (and much else besides), Winds of Change 4 February 2019, was one of the most popular posts on this blog in all time. He has written other blogs here (click here) and I reviewed his book Bringing Back the Beavers –…

Guest blog – Nature conservation and climate change: are we doing enough? by Olly Watts

Olly Watts has been with the RSPB for more than 25 years, involved with how climate change affects nature, and what the nature conservation should do about that, for much of that time.  He’s also been involved with peatland conservation for many years and is eagerly awaiting the end to using peat in our gardens….