The recent article released by the Guardian today [21 October 2017] shares the shocking truth that our insect ecosystems are collapsing due to human pressures. This could be a catastrophe. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth The shocking article titled 'A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe' … Continue reading Insect abundance drops 75% over 27 years
So a date has been set for the EU Referendum - Thursday 23rd June 2016 - and I feel nervous, very nervous. As a student, I learnt about the laws that govern Britain's environmental management, many of which are driven by Europe and our subsequent membership. Yet, my relative inexperience in applying these laws means … Continue reading What does the EU do for Britain and for Wildlife?
In the UK alone we have lost up to 97% of our native wildflower meadows since the 1930's. Bees, in particular, have been hit hard with this loss, whilst also being put under attack by pesticides, monoculture and intensive farming, including the loss of hedgerows as vital wildlife corridors. You'll be surprised by how many crop plants … Continue reading Create a wildflower meadow in your garden