Census – for Black Bears!

My good friend John suggested this item – and it’s great (especially if you ignore the banal comments of the reporter!). The clip shows a Census visit in the Algonquin nature reserve in Ontario in Canada. Each year, it seems, the electronically tagged Black Bear mothers and cubs are...

A Lepdoptera Valentine?

The folk at butterfly conservation are seeking members and volunteers. They also suggest that we keep our eyes peeled for a romantic looking moth, called the True Lover’s Knot.  This reddish-brown moth boasts distinctive white loop markings where the forewings join its body; the markings being reminiscent of the famous...

A short film that you should watch

If anyone mentions the place name Midway, ‘those of a certain age-group’ will probably call to mind a WW2 naval battle in June 1942.   The sea around that small atoll in the north Pacific ocean, was the scene of probably the most significant WW2 US naval victory in the war with...

Take Action Today Please

Poachers kill over 11,000 elephants in Gabon “A new study confirms what has been long suspected: elephant populations are being decimated to the point that the survival of the species in Central Africa is now in question.”  this came from the WWF today. The same article goes on to...

Major Reduction in UK Moth Numbers

“Two-thirds of Britain’s 337 species of common larger moths have experienced a substantial decline over the past four decades, a survey has shown.” This is according to a report from Butterfly Conservation and Rothamsted Research¹, reported by a BBC Environment reporter. Whilst it’s not all bad news (there are...