Gyrs – 150 of them

Regular readers of this blog may remember how amazed I was to learn that Gyr Falcons and perhaps hybrid falcons were being wild-hacked in Moray. Wild hacking involves releasing birds into the wild temporarily with the aim of toughening them up and recapturing them, in this case to export them to the Middle East. You…

Will this work? I have my doubts.

We have bought a Christmas tree in a pot – and the idea is that we use it this year, keep it alive and then use it again next year. Sounds good in theory but it depends on the ‘keeping it alive’ bit, doesn’t it? I’m hoping that at least I don’t kill it before…

Seven Worlds, One Planet (7)

Well that’s it – no continents left! We finished with Africa. Cheetahs, Elephants, White Rhinos and all that stuff. The Brown Hyaena was rather good. What will I and millions of others do for an hour next Sunday? But much more importantly what will we all do in our separate few minutes on Thursday? David…

Election watch (20) – Vote Labour for the Environment

If you want to support the environment with your vote then my ranking of the political parties is as follows: Labour (best by quite a long way: the greatest ambition coupled with the greatest detail) Greens and LibDems (good) Conservatives and Brexit Party (very poor; let’s ignore the Brexit Party but the Conservatives have said…