Dear Sir,

A quarter of a century ago social media was a speck in the eye of newspaper editors. As far as I’m aware, editors don’t yet take letters by text, Whatsapp or Zoom. Ever since I took my first call from the letters Editor at The Times in 1999, I’ve always written about environmental stuff others … Continue reading Dear Sir,

Curlew public good

An email, received from a tiny conservation organisation raising all its own funds seeking to conserve curlew, is published here as a guest blog Throughout the year, Curlew Country is contacted for advice by many people wanting to help Curlews. Especially now. Right in the middle of breeding season. We want to help others but … Continue reading Curlew public good

On insects

The countryside should not be a peaceful place. It should be humming with activity. While it’s hard to sometimes avoid humans, the real racket should be insects. (see postcript below) They have, however, been making a bigger noise in the news. For the purposes of this piece, I will label them all collectively as bugs … Continue reading On insects