Now, as readers of this blog I would like to think that you are all fairly politically and environmentally aware and would therefore recognise the name Rachael Maskell. Yes? No? Well, if you do you are probably doing a lot better than most people. Certainly, I had not heard of her before Jeremy Corbyn appointed … Continue reading Who is Labour’s Rachael Maskell?
Out of all known habitats the soil is by far the most biodiverse and yet we know only a fraction of the information we know about other areas. I am near the beginning of my own 'soil journey', something that may sound a bit bizarre, but is a process of investigation that will be life long … Continue reading Secrets of the soil: mycorrhizal fungi
This summer I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time down in Exmoor where I have been coordinating a project which brings Bristol University and the National Trust together through an innovative and groundbreaking partnership. We have been investigating the 'spirit of place' of the Holnicote estate, a place of immense ecological … Continue reading The Spirit of Holnicote
Here is another guest post written in the light of Brexit (and in this case, the recent State of Nature report as well). Tony Powell is a wildlife surveyor (principally birds) and researcher and runs the naturestimeline website. He has previously volunteered for many organisations including the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, The Woodland Trust, … Continue reading Maintaining diversity in the countryside. Guest blog by Tony Powell
Today, blogs are a huge part of our online experience and many of us interact with them on a daily basis. Some of us might choose to write our own blog, others contribute to them and most of us will regularly read one or more (several in my case) blog posts each day. Some bloggers … Continue reading The problem with being an Environment Blogger
Earlier today an article I recently wrote on the prospects of young farmers in a post Brexit world was published by the Sustainable Food Trust. It was the result of a brief survey of young producers across the country and in many ways began to shift my opinion towards one of acceptance regarding Brexit. It … Continue reading Young Farmers, Brexit and Future Prospects