Game cuckoos

Science mourns a cuckoo, while the countryside mourns a gathering of like-minded conservationists. ‘Chris’ the cuckoo died a few years back. We know this, or more accurately assume it, because the satellite tag ‘died’. The cuckoo inspired Country Living to celebrate the bird’s contribution to science and after the BBC reported ‘Chris’ missing in action, others lead the outpouring of grief. … 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