Tagged: Wildlife

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Why Brambles are Brilliant

Bramble, briar, thorn-bush, blackberry, Rubus fruticosus; all names for a widespread and vigorous plant with arching stems coated in needle-sharp thorns whose success as a species has brought it into regular conflict with...

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The Homogenizing of Nature.

Homogenization means to make something ‘uniform or similar’, it is a concept with connotations of blandness and repetitiveness. It could easily be applied to Britain’s high-streets, which are increasingly becoming rows of identical...

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Badgers and Cognitive Dissonance

Another badger cull debate The UK government’s policy of culling badgers as part of tackling bovine tuberculosis (bTB) was debated in parliament for a second time on 27 March 2017 (Transcript/Video). What was...

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So, what are Bee-flies all about?

A few days ago I went for a very nice walk around a nearby reservoir in what was unseasonably very warm sunshine. The warmth and light had predictably brought all the insects out...

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Angling To Damage

Before we get down to the nitty gritty of this article, the first point I should make is that in no way am I accusing any individual or group of causing intentional damage....

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If Nature Were Built By Machines

We have sculpted our planet since the beginnings of human existence, and in doing so have changed so many ecosystems that the earth’s stability is now reliant upon human intervention. More than ever...

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Something To Mink About

It’s early morning. The river is flowing silent and flat. A heron stands patiently by the waterside as a kingfisher flits by, calling out across the water. The cormorants are collecting in their...

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