Meeting the rejected cast from Predator

Last weekend I set off to increase my understanding of a whole new world and I felt quite apprehensive about this expedition for several reasons. I had no understanding of any individual belonging to this strange world, I had heard that the weird and wonderful creatures belonging to this world were incredibly difficult to understand,... Continue Reading →


Around the table with Martin Lines, South Cambs farmer and Chairman of the Nature Friendly Farming Network

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Lines, arable farmer in South Cambridgeshire and chairman of the Nature Friendly Farming Network. Martin has worked with a number of other farmers across the country, voluntarily, to set up an organisation that helps farmers to farm sustainably for wildlife. They have achieved something quite... Continue Reading →

Murmurings are afoot

The sky is full of wet clouds that don't seem to lift much higher than the ground at the moment. The ice still slumps in puddles at midday into the following night, and with the snow gone, both people and the plants have are suffering a definite slumpĀ - very little energy left and many signs... Continue Reading →

Wandering through Wildflowers

Increasingly we are finding wildflower margins nurtured throughout intensively farmed arable land, to help wildlife thrive within the agri-environment schemes. These margins are coming to the end of their flowering period, but up until now they have provided a haven for pollinators all season. Different plants provide different resources, and this can be exploited through... Continue Reading →

A Party with the Nightjars

This week I managed to sacrifice a few too many hours sleepĀ to come and see the Nightjars up at Nottingham. Thankfully, and as expected, the evening was worth every missing wink. It was an evening filled with chicks, churrs and a batman-esque fight between two very frisky males - an event that had to be... Continue Reading →

Cereals 2017

This month has been a baptism by fire in my new job as assistant manager at RSPB's Hope Farm in Cambridgeshire. My first week working full time at the farm, following finishing my masters degree, and we were off to the Cereals 2017 event in Lincolnshire. This is one of the biggest events in agriculture,... Continue Reading →

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