Monthly Archives: May 2015

The State of Europe’s Nature

  Today is International Biodiversity Day. Instead of being out and about enjoying biodiversity (or nature as I prefer to call it), I’m sitting at my computer writing this. Does that make any sense? How is biodiversity nature doing in … Continue reading

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Countryside Alliance get their man into Defra

The slow death of Defra continues, as it loses Lord de Mauley as the Defra minister in the Lords. Lord de Mauley is a decent sort of chap. He didn’t agree with his former Boss Owen Paterson’s ravings about being … Continue reading

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Which is the biggest threat to sheep – Dogs or Lynx?

It’s understandable why sheep farmers and their organisations should be worried about the reintroduction of Apex Predators such as Wolf and Lynx. Recent proposals to reintroduce Lynx have met with stiff opposition from the likes of the National Sheep Association, … Continue reading

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Two Years of A New Nature Blog

I’m celebrating two years (yesterday) since I started writing this blog. This isn’t the first blog I have written though, as I started in October 2010 when I was working for The Grasslands Trust. That one lasted just under two … Continue reading

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Some initial thoughts on what may happen to Nature under the new Government.

  After the shock that arrived about 130 yesterday morning when it became clear that the exit poll was right and all the polls had been wrong (or rather had not picked up that the undecideds would vote Tory), I … Continue reading

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The Dog Poo Bag Deposit Mystery

There’s a house on the corner of our road which doesn’t seem to be occupied, or at least only occasionally. The hedges grow out over the pavement and there’s an old hawthorn – much of which is dead, which is … Continue reading

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The Uninspiring Election

  It’s a while since I have written anything on here. To be honest I have been feeling uninspired – and this may in large part be down to this extraordinarily tedious election campaign which seems to have been going … Continue reading

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