How Văcărești turned from a Communist failure into a nature reserve. “The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed it into a green oasis in the middle of one of Europe’s densest cities.”
The blue tit keeps coming close to the house…
The Soil Association has written about the wider impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on all forms of life. A leading bee researcher, Professor Dave Goulson of Sussex University, stated at the Soil Association Conference in October 2014:- “Five neonicotinoid dressed maize seeds, or 32 dressed oilseed rape seeds, are enough to kill a partridge.” Some of … Continue reading
This week’s Radio Times comes with a free insert in the middle. One side has a beautiful A2 picture of rare animals, from barn owl to red squirrel and stag beetle; the other side has tips on how to help particular species (e.g. visiting puffins), and a picture of wildlife gardening with useful tips. This … Continue reading
On top of the threat to bees, which causes them to lose their sense of direction, comes news from Radio 4 that migrating birds are falling out of the sky on their way to Britain, owing to extreme weather conditions. Does anyone seriously believe that our climate is not changing?