In November 2016 the Scottish Government officially recognised what we have long known – that beavers are a native species in Scotland and that those which have been reintroduced – whether intentionally or not – should be allowed to stay. In December 2017 the UK’s Secretary of State for the environment Michael Gove issued a … More Beavers are finally being accepted in Britain, now we should welcome the wild boar.
I was down at one of the fields the other day, and as I was stomping back through the grass, cursing the person who stole my camera trap, I almost trod on a hare. Springing out from beneath my feet it dashed off to the other side of the field, tall and brown and elegant. … More Mad about hares
As mentioned, I’ve recently acquired another 12 acres in the Levels. It’s really beautiful, and appears to have been largely cut for hay and grazed. It’s more sheltered and private than the first patch, and with more variety of trees and plant life. Crucially too the field is already a little more uneven, with ruts … More Pictures of new land
Sep 2017 – I’m delighted to announce that my little rewilding project is expanding! I’ve just acquired another two fields, just a couple of kilometers away from my other land. Obviously I would have loved them to be right next door, but they are still in the same landscape and will fulfill the same function … More Project expanding!
Aug 2016 – I’ve bought a field. Yup that’s right, a whole field, with four sides. I’m officially a land owner. And I’m going to try and turn it into a little nature reserve through a gentle process of rewilding. It’s very exciting. I don’t want to draw too much attention to myself, so I … More I’m starting my own little rewilding project – and I’m very excited.
Was down at the field the other day, and it’s looking super summery. Here are a few pictures from the field and its surrounds in late June. In terms of animals – the mammals were lying low when I was there, but there were finches, skylarks, pheasants, wrens, herons, buzzards and a huge number of … More Field in summer