BBS

Next week I’m going to have to do my two ‘late’ BBS visits before the end of June. The combination of poor weather and rushing around has pushed them off the agenda but time is running out. I’m also going to have to finish the data entry for the English farmland bird surveys I carried…

The time is now

A week today there will be a rally in Westminster calling for politicians to take action on climate change and environmental decline. Kick-off 1pm. Save the date, book your transport, and come to London. I’m in London anyway that day, for a World Land Trust meeting, I hope I’ll be able to add myself to…

Guest blog – The Ethics of Animal Exploitation part 2 by Alick Simmons

Alick Simmons is a veterinarian, naturalist and photographer.  After a period in private practice, he followed a 35-year career as a Government veterinarian, latterly as the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer. Alick’s lifelong passion is wildlife; he volunteers for the RSPB and NE in Somerset, is chair of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare,…

Paul Leyland – Common Cockchafer

Paul writes: this beautiful pinkish brown beetle, the Common Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha), is a regular night time visitor to many gardens. I usually see them from the beginning of May to the middle of June, this one appeared on 14 May. They fly at night and are attracted to lights, so are often brought to…

Sunday quotes (21)

This week’s quote is from John Ruskin (died 1900). Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/john_ruskin_108460?src=t_rain More about John Ruskin here. Likes(16)Dislikes(0)