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A Year in the life of an Environmental Consultant - April

April 2016 – Up with the lark.

April marked the start of this years breeding wader surveys on farms across North Kent.  The survey has now been extended to 12 farms stretching from the Hoo Peninsula, across the Isle of Sheppey to Conyer near Faversham. 263 more words

Shapwick Tower Hide - success through crowd funding

I visited the new Tower Hide at Shapwick Heath in between the showers on Wednesday and remain hugely impressed by what Simon Clarke and his team at Natural England have achieved over the last six months.  227 more words



Could we encourage readers to visit Standing up for Nature, and look at the issues raised by Avery in his synopsis of the case for objecting to a retrospective planning application to continue damaging upland moorland at… 426 more words

Executive Secretary

A successful AGM & a big thank you to Wwoofers

Lambing is now more than 80% complete, the weather forecast suggests less numbingly cold nights and we had a successful Benefit Society AGM so all in all we go into this week in a reasonably cheerful frame of mind. 454 more words


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

Hills To Levels

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