Guest blog – Hunting for the Wild by Ben MacDonald

Ben Macdonald is a conservation writer, field director in wildlife television, and a lifelong naturalist; passionate about restoring Britain’s wildlife, pelicans included, in his lifetime.  He has been the conservation columnist for Birdwatching magazine, as well as a contributor to the RSPB Nature’s Home and BBC Wildlife. He has worked on a range of TV series, including for the…

Guest blog – A Diet of Worms by Paul Sterry

Paul Sterry has an academic background in freshwater biology and is a passionate conservationist. He has been writing about natural history and photographing wildlife for the last 40 years, with an emphasis on the British scene. Vermin. One way and another, it’s a familiar word these days but one where meaning and interpretation have morphed…

Guest blog – Why Flies? by Erica McCalister

Dr Erica McAlister is the Senior Curator of Flies and Fleas at the Natural History Museum, London, where she works mostly with the larger Brachyceran flies (Robber Flies and Bee Flies) and Mosquitoes. She is on the Dipterists Forum Committee and the President of the Amateur Entomology Society and the author of The Secret Life…