For those interested, here is a short round-up of the most popular blog posts shared to this website in July… Let’s talk about the Tyne Kittiwakes My own personal take … Continue reading July Highlights
It will not have escaped your attention that I have been rather lapse in my blogging efforts of late; though on this occasion, this is for an entirely positive reason. Indeed, … Continue reading A welcome change of pace
This post, the one you are reading right now, marks a significant milestone for this blog: representing the 300th post published to Common By Nature since I started writing (waffling, … Continue reading 300 posts! Now, help me decide the future direction of this blog
Just as it is in politics, the cult of personality is alive and well in the environmental field. Just as the charisma, views, values and outlooks of notable politicians – … Continue reading Freethinkers, echo chambers and the cult of personality in conservation
It’s been just over two years – 26 months, to be precise – since I established Common by Nature as a place to share my thoughts and views on the … Continue reading This blog in 2018
If you haven’t heard already (you probably have) I have been nominated in two categories of this years UK Blog Awards. These are the ‘Green & Eco’ and ‘Social Influencer’ … Continue reading A very kind endorsement
Bloggers in the present day are everywhere: voluntary journalists covering, in often exquisite detail, everything from hair and beauty to politics and, of course, the environment. There are so many … Continue reading The drawbacks of Environmental Blogging
I have written before about the virtues of blogging from a personal perspective and the ample benefits it brings in terms of personal development, networking and general enjoyment. As such, … Continue reading Can nature blogging make a difference?
Miscellaneous What is Rewilding Anyway? A new podcast by conservationist Peter Cooper. Call to action This is interesting! – A breif post by Mark Avery (wouldn’t it be a shame … Continue reading My pick of the week
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 … Continue reading BBC Wildlife Blogger of the Week
After a pretty tedious day of rain, menial work and more rain, I was delighted to receive two loads of good news this evening. The first coming from my University who … Continue reading The good news keeps on coming
I have been rather quiet on this blog recently, at least by my usual vocal standards. I can assure you that this is because I have been incredibly busy – … Continue reading A quick life update
I spend the majority of my free time outdoors: birding, writing, taking pictures, recording, watching and, occasionally, ambling absent any particular aim. For me, the wilds that lie beyond my … Continue reading 6 Reasons I Spend Time In Nature
One of the most common questions raised whenever someone stumbles across this blog, particularly from those of a non-environmental background is: why bother? Surely it takes up too much time, provides … Continue reading Nature Blogging: Why Bother?
It is no secret that I love blogging. Writing about wildlife is a great passion of mine, something that has allowed me to meet and interact with a number of … Continue reading Nine nature blogs you all should follow