Britains butterflies are suffering a dramatic decline. Can they be saved? Read more at The Guardian. Right at this moment I have a Large White butterfly crysylis attached to the frame of the back door. It should emerge in May or June.
The Independent reports that some species of insects and invertebrates have declined by more than 80% in recent decades.
Imagine the scene: a beautiful sunny Autumn day on the banks of the canal in Castlefield, golden leaves rustling above my head. I sit down on a bench, lift my Greggs chargrilled chicken sandwich out of the paper bag and suddenly I’m surrounded by three large geese. One of which keeps running up to me, […]
The Guardian writes that devastating global warming can be avoided without excessive economic cost but only if we act now and limit the temperature increase to 2C.
Excited to see a red squirrel in the garden this morning. It was being chased by more than a dozen sparrows. They have made the overgrown clematis their base and I expect they saw the squirrel as a predator. From 30th September to 8th October 2006 it’s Red Squirrel Week. This one was nine days […]