If you want to understand a subject you must learn to see it from different perspectives. This is particularly true of land use, a topic in which there are as many viewpoints as you can possibly imagine. It's why I am trying (and there's a lifetime ahead to learn) to understand both farming and conservation … Continue reading Don’t sit by; work with farmers to help birds.
It has been a particularly busy and rather stressful week (hence the lack of blog posts) but I am looking forward to heading to Birdfair tomorrow, up in Rutland. It will be my second visit to the annual 'Glastonbury of the Birding World' and I hope it will live up to last year, which was … Continue reading Off to the Birdfair
The impacts on agriculture in the UK from introducing a new predator have yet to be determined. As humans, we have made huge impacts on this world—some of them good, and some of them bad. With the growth of our population and the need to feed those people, we have developed technologies and techniques that … Continue reading How Would Agriculture in the UK Change if the Lynx were Introduced? – Guest post by Emily Folk
Tomorrow, like every Friday, I will receive my regular Farmers Weekly through the post. Occasionally I get the time to read it cover to cover. Sometimes it takes me a couple of days. Mostly however I will dip in and out of the pages (as I do with other magazines and papers) as the week … Continue reading Farmers Weekly’s Philip Clarke says ‘the time has come for farmers to speak up’.
Up and down the country the summer fete, or fayre, is a traditional mainstay of the country village. Fete committees and their associated volunteers work tremendously hard (I've been on my fete committee, on and off, for over 10 years, so I understand the sheer number of hours that goes into organising a fete) often … Continue reading Summer Fete