‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 29 – Martin Lines

Episode 29 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Cambridgeshire arable farmer and UK Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, Martin Lines. We spoke at length about farming and conservation, the growth of the network and the work that Martin is doing on his own farm to improve the state of nature there. AlsoContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 29 – Martin Lines”

What the Heck is Bio-Regionalism and How Will It Save Us? – Guest post by Josy O’Donnel

Nowadays, it’s unfortunate that everyone has lost a sense of wisdom and knowledge about environmental conservation. We forget that what we have now as reality is what our forefathers worked hard for a long time ago. Abusing the environment has one shortcoming; the effects of abuse do not affect those abusing it, but their nextContinue reading “What the Heck is Bio-Regionalism and How Will It Save Us? – Guest post by Josy O’Donnel”

This week in farming, conservation and the countryside (9th March 2018)

This is the first post of a brand new section on thinkingcountry. Each Friday I will focus on a few of the events and things of interest that have happened during the previous week in farming, conservation and the countryside. It is something that I have been meaning to do for a while, but haven’tContinue reading “This week in farming, conservation and the countryside (9th March 2018)”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 15 – the Nature Friendly Farming Network

Last month I spoke to four farmers who are part of the Nature Friendly Farming Network which was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference. Listen on for more details.

BTO Wetland Bird Survey – February

A dodgy knee meant that I wasn’t able to join the local survey at the Naze last weekend, but for the purposes of the count, here were the results (18th February 2018): Grey Lag 7 Brent Goose 42 Canada Goose 2 Mallard 10 Wigeon c.20 Teal 28 Shoveler 30 Shelduck 5 Little Egret 1 LapwingContinue reading “BTO Wetland Bird Survey – February”