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Guest Blog: Why Taxpayers need a “housemate agreement with Farmers. By Vicki Hird.

  The dreaded ‘red tape’ and interference in farm decisions under the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is why many UK farmers voted ‘leave’. But I aim to justify the uncomfortable but necessary complexity we will need to cope with after Brexit when we have a new contract or agreement between farmers and the taxpayer. […]

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A World Away, So Near. Julian Hoffman reflects on Lodge Hill, Kent

A World Away, So Near On May 19th 1924, the BBC made history with its first live broadcast of a wild animal, setting its microphones and sound equipment in the leafy Surrey garden of cellist Beatrice Harrison as she performed a duet with a nightingale. Against all of the expectations of BBC founder Lord Reith […]

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Winning Poems of the “Ways to be Wilder” Poetry Competition: Summer Photograph by Amy Wolstenholme

This is the first in a series of pages publishing the winning and highly commended poems in our “ways to be wilder” poetry competition. We’re also publishing our competition Judge, Jen Hadfield’s comments for each poem.   Summer Photograph Amy Wolstenholme (18)   Bluebells bloom from the refuse heap, Plait a crown for broken pots […]

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Re-imagining Lost Landscapes: PNN Trustee Keith Datchler reflects on Lodge Hill

Continuing our series of posts after our expedition to Lodge Hill in Kent, This piece comes from People Need Nature trustee Keith Datchler. Photo: Matt Shaw After our day at Lodge Hill, I surprised myself at how much I brooded over the day when I got home, to the extent of waking in the night […]

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Guest Blog: the getting of natural history by Mark Fisher

It’s a pleasure to have our first guest blog written by Dr. Mark Fisher, Honorary Research Fellow at the Wildland Research Institute, University of Leeds. Mark writes a fascinating blog at www.self-willed-land.org.uk. The post arises from a discussion between Miles and Mark, over a number of months and emails. The Getting of Natural History Though […]

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