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GOB 52 Curious Beaks

“…ca we stop trying exploit or tame Nature and instead find ways to share with her – She is after all our Mother, not our enemy…” In this short podcast Bo (or his alter ego the Grumpy Old Birder) reminisces […]

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Book Review: The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook

Book Review: The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook

Some time ago (I just checked and it's nearly four years! Wow) I met and interviewed Jackie Garner, author of 'The Wildlife

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Book Review: WILDGuides ‘Britain’s Dragonflies’ (3rd Ed)

It only seems like last year that I wrote a review of the second 'Fully revised and updated' edition of WILDGuides 'Britain's Dragonflies'. That review, I realised

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GOB 51 Columbus Red Wobbler

"...or that luxury accommodation is not just a big room without rats..."

In this short podcast Bo (or his alter ego the Grumpy Old Birder) leaves us in no

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Off to Malta, back next week

Next week I'm travelling to Malta with the League Against Cruel Sports and one of my heroes - Bill Oddie OBE. I have to say I'm not looking

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GOB 50 The Truth about Cats and Dogs

"...It's high time we started to tell the truth about cats and dogs and how they impact on wildlife...for far too long we've been apologists for our pets..."

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Kickstarter: Great Chalfield – A Guide to Insects

 

Kickstarter: Great Chalfield - A Guide to Insects

 

Back in July 2009 my family and I moved into a small cottage at Great Chalfield, a National Trust estate

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BirdLife Malta: Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels

Ironic, isn't it, that while a trio of birdwatchers are putting themselves through pain and discomfort to raise awareness about the rapid decline of the Turtle Dove,

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GOB 49 Give me my Raptor Today

"...wildlife crime is pernicious, ignorant, and selfish of course, but it's also theft - raptors can't be owned like land, they're held in common belonging to us all..."

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LACS: Hunting Act Under Threat

Press-release from League Against Cruel Sports:


  • "Breaking News: League Trustee and MP, Chris Williamson gets Prime Minister David

  

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