Tagged with Wildlife Trusts

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Bush Crickets

Roesel's Bush-cricket (c) Bruce Shortland   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow and ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Meadow Pippit

Meadow pipit (c) Margaret Holland Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow and grassland ...read more →

Do you know a nature visionary?

Tony Juniper first recipient of the Charles Rothschild and Miriam Rothschild Medal   Do you know a nature visionary? I you do The Wildlife Trusts would like to hear from you.  Nominations are open for Rothschild award which recognises taking action for nature The people who have made our lives richer in nature through ...read more →

Nature on Your Patch

Honey Bee on Poached Egg Plant (c) PhotoNatura Make the most of Nature on Your Patch   Visit The Wildlife Trusts’ inspiring stand at BBC Gardeners’ World Live Visitors to this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live show are being urged to consider the role their garden plays in their lives ...read more →

Vanishing Grasslands

New evidence of vanishing grasslands One of my first experiences with what was then called the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation (now the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) was to witness the destruction of 60 acres of the finest Cotswold grassland by an owner who believed that ‘Cereal Quotas’ were imminent and ...read more →

Gloucestershire badger cull fiasco writ large

The news that the Gloucestershire badger cull had missed its target was no surprise to those of us who did not believe that a farmer led free shooting programme could be a success.  Indeed, Lord Krebbs memorably referred to it as ‘this crazy scheme‘.  However the figures made public today ...read more →

Badger Vaccines five things your MP should know

Badger Vaccines five things your MP should know Badger vaccine is available and is use in England led by voluntary organisations that accept the scientific research of Chambers and Carter showing a protective effect on vaccinated uninfected badgers against bovine TB. Injectable BadgerBCG has been in use by conservation bodies ...read more →