Monthly Archives: August 2013

To Frack Or Not Frack – The Shale Gas Debate

ENERGY PLAN FUELS GREAT DEBATE Ian Gives His Views On How Controversial Issue Of Fracking Could Affect Region To read the article in The Sheffield Star dated 15th August 2013, click on the link below: Sheffield Star Shale gas debate-1

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The South Yorkshire Badger Group – Please Sign The Petition

  Dear Friends, I just created the petition “Animal Victims Right of Review” and would appreciate it if you could add your name too. Occasionally I come across wildlife crimes which do not receive the attention which they deserve, and … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Making History Podcast – The Draining Of The Fens

Radio 4 Making History Podcast – The Draining Of The Fens Listen to the podcast of Ian talking on Radio 4′s Making History programme, broadcast on the 20th August 2013, about the draining of the Fens. By clicking on the link … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Sheffield’s Trees

A once green vista – how depressing to see – a friend’s comment Caring for our green spaces Removing ‘dangerous’ trees – several metres from the roadside Only time will tell………………….. The stacked timber The pigeon trees Sensitive site management … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: How the Poor Man’s Orchid has swept across our landscape and into our ecology

Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: How the Poor Man’s Orchid has swept across our landscape and into our ecology The Poor Man’s Orchid I first saw Himalayan balsam and Japanese knotweed as I walked to school … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: The Grey Sentinel of the Riverbank rules the roost over the hybridising ecology

Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: The Grey Sentinel of the Riverbank rules the roost over the hybridising ecology Photograph of grey heron on chimney pot in urban Walkley Sheffield by Chris Percy Overhead a heron calls, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: A Ragwort Summer

Celebrating the Wild Side of Yorkshire’s Coast & Country: A Ragwort Summer Late summer is the time of Common Ragwort, tall, elegant and potentially deadly. Indeed, I think 2013 is notable for the profusion of this notifiable weed and wonder … Continue reading

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