George Monbiot’s Coleridge Lecture 2015

Charismatic, outspoken, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, sheep hater, rewilding proponent, journalist, activist... – all of these words could be used to describe the environmentalist George Monbiot. Yesterday evening I was fortunate enough to be able to attend his most recent lecture in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building at Bristol University, part of the Coleridge … Continue reading George Monbiot’s Coleridge Lecture 2015

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Focus on…CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST

There are 47 Wildlife Trusts in the UK known collectively as the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. On a personal basis I have been involved with just three of these: North Wales, Essex and Avon. For today's 'focus on' post I thought I would look further afield, to Cornwall specifically, to discover the work that … Continue reading Focus on…CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST

Focusing on…THE ALLERTON PROJECT

Taking part in the Big Farmland Bird Count at the weekend made me more aware of the work of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and particularly the Allerton Project. This post will be part of a number of blog posts profiling organisations and environmental/conservation projects. According to the GWCT website the aims of the … Continue reading Focusing on…THE ALLERTON PROJECT

Taking part in the GWCT UK Big Farmland Bird Count and the state of British Farmland Birds

Yesterday morning my family and I set out to take part in the Big Farmland Bird Count, an event organised by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust to assess the state of farmland birds across the country. Our farm in Essex is of mixed land use including arable and permanent grassland. We decided to do … Continue reading Taking part in the GWCT UK Big Farmland Bird Count and the state of British Farmland Birds