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Standing up for nature · 1h ago

Peak signatures

Congratulations to local campaigners in the Peak District who, today, hand in an almost 50...
Standing up for nature · 13h ago

Labour MP appears to welcome Hen Harrier decline

Labour MP Kate Hoey, former Chair of the Countryside Alliance, appears to be happy about t...
Standing up for nature · 1d ago

Another thunderous week for Findlay

  Another week – another million added to the social reach on Findlay Wilde’s thunderclap....
Standing up for nature · 1d ago

Oscar Dewhurst – Woodchat Shrike

Oscar writes: These were very common where we were in Spain, and I was very keen to get some photos of them. Unfortunately they all seemed to have a preference to only perch on ugly wire fences or thick artificial-looking fence-posts. Finally, on our...
Standing up for nature · 2d ago

Sunday book review – Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis

This is a book about Hen Harriers too (see reviews of The Hen Harrier and Bowland Beth)! But this book takes a different perspective – it is a novel about the impacts that Hen Harriers, and their persecution, have on a local family and the community ...
Standing up for nature · 2d ago

Tim Melling – Bearded Tit

  Tim writes:  I suppose the most unusual thing about this photograph is that it was not p...
Standing up for nature · 2d ago

An Unreliable History of Birdwatching (17) by Paul Thomas

  Paul’s website   Previous episodes: An Unreliable History of Birdwatching by Paul Thomas (1) An Unreliable History of Birdwatching by Paul Thomas (5) An Unreliable History of Birdwatching by Paul Thomas (6) An Unreliable History of Birdwatching by ...
Standing up for nature · 2d ago

Some news and some blogs

Things that have caught my eye in a busy week: at least two pairs of Bee-eaters have hatched young at East Leake – and Mark Thomas from RSPB was on Today this morning talking about it (he’s ...
Standing up for nature · 3d ago

Saturday cartoon by Ralph Underhill

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Standing up for nature · 3d ago

Gove the environmentalist?

The speech by Michael Gove today is just fantastic – but is it fantastical? I don’t really care whether he believes what he says or not, I just care whether he implements his quite detailed ...