If you have enjoyed reading this blog - and I do hope that you have - then you may be interested in buying the book of the blog!
Blogging for Nature is not available through any good bookshops - the only way to purchase it is through a website which you can find by clicking here.
A snip at £9.92 (+P&P) this book contains 143 of 700+ blogs which have appeared here over the last couple of years.
The book also contains hints and thoughts on how to blog and comments on the blog from a number of regular commenters here (eg Stackyard Green, nightjar, redkite and Sooty).
Blogging for Nature has a very kind Foreword written by the former Secretary of State for Defra the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP.
And, if you buy the book you will discover Sooty's real name.
277 pages which cover; the change to a coalition government, the recent breeding of red-backed shrikes and little bitterns, hen harrier persecution, thoughts from the Bird Fair, Game Fair and political Party Conferences, news from Hope Farm, the forestry debate, eagle owls, our Bird of Prey Pledge, Letter to the Future, the odd mention of Rushden and Diamonds FC, RSPB nature reserves, predator control, farming and farmland birds and so much more.
Thank you to the RSPB for agreeing to me publishing this book.
Mark – you state - “I don't think you are right on the science of badger culling”.
So it is with ‘reluctant regret’ that I have to say you the following:-
• How dare you speak publicly on such a complex and important issue - knowing that you occupy a responsible position and that many readers will believe that you are (always) correct in your opinion(s)?
• You’ve already demonstrated your lack of scientific knowledge in respect of badgers, cattle and tuberculosis by admitting that it was necessary to read the recently published ‘Badger’ book to get you up to speed on the last 10+ years
• I know that your (and the RSPB’s) irresponsible utterances on this subject has done much harm to both farming and the fantastic and fascinating species we refer to as ‘Badger’
• It was a sad day when you stopped thinking like an independent and responsible scientist
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