Monthly Archives: May 2014

Blander Britain. No primroses at Primrose Corner

Journalist Michael McCarthy published an article in The Independent newspaper this week attacking one wild plant (cow parsley) for smothering others.  Often this sort of thing is reserved for attacks on ‘aliens’ but cow parsley is a native.  Cow parsley’s … Continue reading

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Norfolk Immune from Sea Level Rise ?

Can we rely on UK journalists and the BBC to grasp even the basics of the threat posed by climate induced sea-level rise ? It seems not. Take this exchange on BBC Radio Norfolk, yesterday evening, 13 May. (For UK … Continue reading

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Why Our Children Are Not Being Connected With Nature

A recent Fairyland Trust survey reported that 85.2% of Britons agreed “it is vital to introduce young children to nature”. On the face of it, this seems good news for groups such as those involved with this year’s National Children’s … Continue reading

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Introducing Young Children To Nature – Survey Report

Chris Rose   chris@campaignstrategy.co.uk A nationally representative survey (N=2000, representative by age and sex) was conducted for the Fairyland Trust www.fairylandtrust.org in December 2013, as part of the British Values Survey run by Cultural Dynamics Strategy and Marketing, CDSM [1]. The … Continue reading

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Update on Nightingales 15 May

Bryony from 38Degrees and I handed in the petition to the BBC. Hello – a recap on what happened. Bryony from 38 Degrees and I handed in the petition. Over 1400 signed it in the end.  The BBC never did … Continue reading

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