If, like me, you are an avid consumer of natural history based literature, you will surely love the below extract from Peter Reason's new book, In Search of Grace - An ecological pilgrimage. The book is the story of an ecological pilgrimage undertaken by the author in his small yacht, Coral, from the south of England and … Continue reading A sneak peek at an outstanding new book
There are many words used to describe species which, through human intervention, have found themselves existing far outside of their historic, natural range. Terms such as invasives, aliens, invasive aliens and nonindigenous species are quite familiar; while a glance at social media often reveals myriad more unflattering phrases: pest, nuisance, menace, vermin - I particularly loathe … Continue reading Half-Penny: aliens and interlopers
This month has seen a bit of a change in the New Nature team. Due to the success of previous issues, we now have three new team members. We have Lauriane Suyin, our Outreach Manager, and Emma-Jo Pereira who is our new Social Media Manager. I (Scott) am also new and I will be part … Continue reading New Nature issue 9!
This week, I was kindly awarded the honour of Blogger of the Week by BBC Wildlife Magazine for my recent piece regarding my local patch: the Half-Penny Wood. This is the second time I have been lucky enough to be featured by the publication - the last being back in 2015 - and I really … Continue reading BBC Wildlife Blogger of the Week
Well, that's that then. Today, after four months of fieldwork, data analysis, frustration, sublime locations and sensational wildlife, I submitted my MSc thesis. The title: a comparison of monitoring techniques used to assess Atlantic Puffin breeding density. Truth be told, I am rather glad to see the back of the lengthy document. Not because I disliked writing … Continue reading Farewell university, once again
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