conservation

Common buzzard

Bird of the Month February 2024: Common Buzzard

I’ve written before about the chequered history of our raptors here in the UK. Most have been relentlessly persecuted over the last 200 years, some to the point of local or national extinction. Against the odds, though, some have now returned to locations they were once eradicated from. This certainly applies to the common buzzard. […]

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Where the Wildflowers Grow

Book Review: Where the Wildflowers Grow by Leif Bersweden

This content contains affiliate links to Bookshop.org. When you buy through these links, I may earn an affiliate commission. Botanist Leif Bersweden has been passionate about plants since childhood. However, he has become increasingly aware that more and more of us suffer from what could be called ‘plant blindness’. This means that even though plants

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Lost Rainforests of Britain

Book Review: The Lost Rainforests of Britain by Guy Shrubsole

This content contains affiliate links to Bookshop.org. When you buy through these links, I may earn an affiliate commission. When we think of rainforests, most of us probably think of the Amazon and other tropical locations far away from the UK. But this fascinating and eye-opening book by campaigner Guy Shrubsole introduces something even rarer:

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