Game cuckoos

Science mourns a cuckoo while the countryside mourns a gathering of like-minded conservationists. ‘Chris’ the cuckoo died recently. We know this, or more accurately assume it, because the satellite tag ‘died’ (we’ve heard this a few times before). The cuckoo inspired Country Living to celebrate the bird’s contribution to science and after the BBC reported ‘Chris’ missing in action, Chris … Continue reading Game cuckoos

Nature with teeth

The excitement around rewilding must be harnessed by the widest cross-section of society if it is to find a place as a conservation ‘tool’. To be honest, I like the idea of a few unfettered landscapes with large predatory animals lurking in the undergrowth. Untamed countryside complete with deep growl, loud snort and piercing scream. … Continue reading Nature with teeth