A new petition has been launched calling on the government to outlaw the release of ecologically damaging balloons and sky lanterns. The unnecessary practice of releasing both items is widespread in Britain, despite the fact that both cause harm to the environment. Causing death when ingested by both terrestrial and marine species, littering the countryside … Continue reading It’s time to ban balloon releases
Following my first post on the subject, I thought I would revisit the matter of great mobile applications designed to make life easier for naturalists on the go - there are just so many worthy of a mention and it very, very difficult to choose! With this in mind, featured below are five more educational, … Continue reading Five MORE great apps for modern naturalists
It's been over a year since I last blogged on the issue of driven grouse shooting: since I last expressed a view on a subject that, as both a raptor lover and a pragmatist, deeply interests me. I would be delighted to say here that things have changed over the past year; that the brazen … Continue reading More of the same from the grouse industry
I am delighted to announce that yesterday, following an exhausting day of trekking in the Yorkshire Dales, myself, Sacha Elliot and Tiffany Francis (otherwise known as the Curlew Crusaders) concluded our three peaks for Curlew challenge. Hooray! Taking in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside (in my opinion, the worst of the three) and Ingleborough, we completed the twenty-six-mile hike … Continue reading Three Peaks for Curlew – Success!
Times are changing, and whether you welcome the shift towards a more technologically advanced age of wildlife-recording, or not, apps are fast becoming an invaluable addition to the would-be naturalist's toolkit. They allow you to expand your knowledge base, submit valuable records and, in some cases, have fun; while most are free and easily downloaded … Continue reading Five great apps for modern naturalists
It has been over a year since a hedgehog last visited my garden, and longer still since my last chance encounter in the rural surroundings of my hometown. Sadly, it seems that for me at least, the days of hungry hogs sharing supper on the patio or gobbling up slugs on the lawn, have well … Continue reading What is happening to our hedgehogs?