Why do they do this?

The reaction from the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation to yesterday’s RSPB report on the numbers of poisonings of birds of prey was a bit predictable. After making the arguable claim that gamekeeping is a ‘profession‘ the NGO makes the obligatory nod in the direction of upholding the law and then talks about the ‘surge’ in birds…

Captive audience at RSPB Arne

Today I’ll be at the Bird Fair (come up and say hello – and perhaps buy a copy of Blogging for Nature from me) but last Thursday I was still on holiday in Dorset having not seen white-beaked dolphin and not seen Adonis blue butterfly.  What would I not see next? Arne had already provided…

Film it then forget it?

The BBC has confirmed its intention to close the BBC Wildlife Fund.  Chief axe-man, George Entwistle,  appears unbending to the arguments of those who point out that this move will not save the BBC appreciable money – it will simply cost nature conservation appreciable money. In its first week, 7000 people signed the petition appealing…

TMS caught out by Batesian mimic?

England won the second test match yesterday on a very warm day.  After listening to see whether Bresnan would get a hat-trick (he didn’t) I nipped out to post some copies of my book to very astute purchasers.   This is becoming a regular afternoon outing and that’s fine by me. My route takes me through…