Concreting over our National Parks

I admit that the title to this post is somewhat over the top but it is the vision that springs to the minds of many people I have spoken to about UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson's plans to increase development in England's ten National Parks including the Lake District, the Peak District and Dartmoor. Now … Continue reading Concreting over our National Parks

Dry Stone Walling – the world’s most difficult jigsaw puzzle

Earlier today I traveled to Dolebury Warren in North Somerset with Bristol University Conservation Group. The purpose of the trip (the group's final trip of the academic year) was to rebuild a section of wall to provide habitat for various plants and invertebrate species as well as create a new boundary wall for an incoming … Continue reading Dry Stone Walling – the world’s most difficult jigsaw puzzle