Framing Nature – conservation and culture

Framing Nature – conservation and culture

Framing Nature – conservation and culture ‘Framing Nature – conservation and culture’ by Laurence Rose, recommendation by Rosie Wood Covering just ten species, Laurence dedicates a chapter to nine of them. The tenth, our own, winds through and around the fates of the...
The return of the Turtle Dove

The return of the Turtle Dove

The return of the turtle dove The soft purring of the turtle dove was something many of us were once very used to hearing in the summer – but for most British people, no more. Their numbers fell by 77% between 1970 and 2001 (source British Trust for Ornithology). And...
Restoring Shropshires Verges Project (RSVP)

Restoring Shropshires Verges Project (RSVP)

Restoring Shropshires Verges Project (RSVP) Over the last 60 years, 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost, which has had a huge impact on wildlife. Road verges offer a real opportunity to help reverse this loss and if managed correctly, they could form long,...
Pine martens

Pine martens

Pine martens Pine martens by Stuart Edmunds Pine martens were presumed extinct in Shropshire for over a century and numerous reported sightings of these elusive mammals between 1976 and 2015 were never verified. Then, July 2015, a small population was discovered,...