October 16th, 2009
At first light, the sound of huge flocks of honking Pink-footed Geese fills the north Norfolk sky as they fly in from their roosts on the Wash. Back in the 1960s, wintering Pink-foots in the UK numbered about 50,000. Nowadays there are over 200,000 and about half of them are found in Norfolk. Read the rest of this entry
July 26th, 2009
A third of Britain’s dragonfly species are under threat of extinction. Why? The problem is threefold: pollution, pesticides and habitat loss. So the opening of a Dragonfly sanctuary in Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, is timely. In a pristine environment of ditches and ponds, 21 of Britain’s 42 species can be seen. Read more in the Guardian.