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Saturday was ‘the Glorious 12th’, the start of the shooting season for Red Grouse. Is there a better time to make this native our Bird of the Week? Advertisements
Last week we looked at the big and noisy end of the goose world. Today it is something smaller, daintier, prettier, but no less persecuted. The Barnacle Goose.
I’ve largely stayed off politics on the blog the past few months but today, a week after the Article 50 notification and the ‘triggering’ of Brexit, it seems timely to raise an ongoing threat to our natural world this poses.
Earlier this year we featured corvids, birds that are not everybody’s cup of tea. This week we are back championing the underdog with the raucous and increasingly numerous Black-headed Gull.
UN World Wildlife Day is a relatively new thing, only ratified in 2013, so only now in its fourth year. But as theme, 2017 has picked “Listen to the young voices”, which is something well worth supporting.
Recently Scottish National Heritage (SNH) have revealed a strategy for managing climate change, and part of it involves increasing forestry cover from 17% to 25%. It’s an excellent idea, that has met with some opposition.
Next week is National Nest Box Week, something the British Trust for Ornithology have been promoting for around twenty years now, and a simple way you can help wildlife.