Field intel

Time to get off the mountain. Close the gap between years’ of telephone conversations and direct messages. A road trip around East Anglia listening, face to face, to what people think rather than what they say. A brief history to ‘field intel’ trips. My first one was along The Marches via train and bike. The … Continue reading Field intel

Acting on land

The Agriculture Act 2020 slipped quietly into law last year. All change ahead as it takes over the driving seat from the 1947 Agric Act. It’s time to get on board now. A little context. Where to start? Let’s try 1970. The birth of the Range Rover, open air combine harvesters, benchmark date for farmland … Continue reading Acting on land

Thorny hedges, updated

A pair of nest-building long-tailed tits flags up the importance of hedgerows. And occasional controversy over their management. Mine’s a lichen Long-tailed tits are unmistakable. Bustling with extraordinary energy, their activity in a thorn meshed hedge which I trim to prevent it invading my veg patch, provides joy to many. While adjusting the nature cam, … Continue reading Thorny hedges, updated