As many of you know there has been a lot of debate about feeding swans and other waterfowl bread. We have always maintained that feeding them bread is fine, so where do you stand? ‘There has been a great deal of press coverage in recent months regarding the ‘Ban the Bread’ campaign which is confusing […]
Looking for something to do this Sunday and would like to find that special gift for someone, then why not visit Rainham Marshes? They are running their indoor Christmas fair, where on offer are hand made crafts, art, photographs, jewellery, bags, decorations, TuiNa massage, local honey and Gin. The cafe will have a special menu […]
When the beluga whale first showed up in the Thames it was hoped it would soon return to the Arctic for its own safety. Two months later, it still appears to be surviving happily on the marine life in the murky water off Gravesend. And now many in the town are desperate for it to […]
The Cairngorms is to be the home of BBC Two’s Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch next year. Presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke will host the programmes from the UK’s largest national park. The Watches series will start with Winterwatch in January. The programme’s team will be based at The Dell of Abernethy, a […]
A conservation charity has expressed concern over the disappearance of four tagged hen harriers in recent months. RSPB Scotland said the birds were last located over land managed for grouse shooting when their satellite tags suddenly stopped transmitting. They were last tracked at locations in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Perthshire. The Scottish Gamekeepers Association condemned wildlife […]
From the BBC news online. A childminder has turned plastic litter found on a beach into poppy artwork for Remembrance Day. Thira Lane, 47, from Mersea Island, Essex, has a passion for recycling and has previously created igloos and model seagulls from household waste. Now she has used drinks bottles to create poppies to mark […]
Most prolific egg collector in recent times took nearly 5,000 eggs, including those of rare and declining birds. Today (12 October) Daniel Lingham appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court facing five charges contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, relating to the taking and possession of wild bird eggs. He pleaded guilty to all five […]
A final reminder to say that if you would like tickets and haven’t already done so, please contact Hazel as soon as possible, as we have to pay for the coach very soon. Many thanks.