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.
That is funny trimbush ref farmer and Bustard would be funny if Mark did it deliberately.
Think I see lots of your points about Badgers but perhaps farmers who lose animals to B T B and in effect almost ruined by not being able to sell animals only for slaughter which quite often is not practical if you are rearing them,they are obviously emotionally involved.
Following on think Marks last comment may be one of his best and at risk of upsetting you think it really good advice.He has certainly shown good grace considering how blunt you have been with him.
Always considered myself extremely lucky to have had clean badgers on the farm all the time we were farming and they gave the whole family lots of pleasure but also have tremendous sympathy with farmers with B T B problems.
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