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The archaeology of the Brue Valley - a report on Richard Brunning's talk on 19th April

I thoroughly enjoyed Richard Brunning’s wonderful and informative talk about the archaeology of the Brue Valley on Tuesday evening.  This was the third talk in a series of six organised by the… 1,789 more words

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Mist nets – tools for removing birds from certain buildings

Since the late 1950s mist nets have been the mainstay of many ornithological studies, allowing large numbers of birds to be caught for ringing and other investigations. 435 more words

New Tower Hide taking shape on Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve

In November last year, I was alerted to a novel plan by Simon Clarke (Natural England’s Senior Site Manager for the Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve) to raise money for a new tower hide at Shapwick Heath through ‘crowd funding’ – see details of Simon’s bid in 2015 here: … 354 more words


Did you hear a ‘gabble ratchet’ on All Fool’s Day?

Or a Goatsucker or Fern Owl perhaps?

“Bog birds and bugs” was the title of a talk given by Lucy Ryan, a masters student at the University of York to an enthralled audience at the Annual Meeting of the Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum held on 1 April 2016. 406 more words

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Let's have data not dogma

Last September the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that its 25-year plan will ‘give people more opportunity to use, enjoy and engage with the natural environment’. 603 more words


Watered-Down Species Protection: A Conspiracy Theory

It can’t all be fun and games over here at Adventures in Conservation, you know. After all the irreverence and flippancy of recent posts, I thought it worth dropping a short reminder that yes, actually, I do occasionally get around to addressing serious issues. 571 more words

Join us for Bog birds, bugs & drainage matters?

A reminder to readers living with reasonable traveling distance of Thorne & Hatfield Moors, that we are holding our Annual Meeting on ‘All Fool’s Day’* which includes two excellent lectures which are open to the public and after which a site visit onto Thorne Moors via a historic landscape feature – one of the last remaining… 280 more words

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