Category Archives: Natural History

Wildlife populations reduced by 58%

The news this week: the Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London reports that “global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970.” Worse, if current trends continue, by 2020, vertebrate species may decline by two-thirds. The report … Continue reading

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Bramblings and Redpolls: a lesson in being present

There are redpolls around, small birds with a blush of red across the top of their creamy, streaky chest. I know this now. But it makes me fairly certain that yes, there were a couple of bramblings around as well. Both … Continue reading

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