Roadsides: a Hidden Wildlife Refuge

Guest Post by Stephen Thompson Colourful swards of flora, bees settling on stamens, and butterflies hastily gathering rich nectar. Acts you might associate with manicured flowerbeds in the garden - or a secluded fragment of the local park. However, a typical garden, small meadow, or arable grassland tends to only support a few tenacious flowering … Continue reading Roadsides: a Hidden Wildlife Refuge

Message in a Bottle: Dung Beetles, Plastics and Pastoralism in the North York Moors.

Bathed in an empty blue sky of an eager Spring, the sun peeked its hungry light over the tired North York Moors. Watching from my window, it grazed the rear flank of Roseberry Topping - a sweeping cliff-edge peak venerated from tea towel to town hall across the sleeping valley below. With the muffled rumble … Continue reading Message in a Bottle: Dung Beetles, Plastics and Pastoralism in the North York Moors.