30 Days Wild 2020 – Days 1-5

It’s now time for this year’s 30 Days Wild challenge. Here are my first five random acts of wildness. … More 30 Days Wild 2020 – Days 1-5

Dance

pirouette amidst the blooms as vibrant sunlight streams on through illuminating dull endeavours into joy Take a seat, there, upon the path, beside the Granny’s Bonnets. There’s a buzzing, sound coming from amidst the sunlit flowers. There’s a bee – you know there is, even if it remains hidden from sight. You strain your eyes … More Dance

Bees protected as EU bans neonicotinoid pesticides

A near-total ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on crops in Europe has been introduced following a vote in the European Commission. From 2019 onwards, almost all outdoor uses of the chemicals will no longer be permitted. The proposed ban gained a large majority backing from the twenty eight EU member states when it was put … More Bees protected as EU bans neonicotinoid pesticides

Good news for bees!

In what is being seen as a shift in stance, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced that he will uphold the EU’s ban on neonicotinoids in the UK after Brexit takes effect, backing a total ban on the bee harming pesticides. This overturn of the government’s previous opposition has been welcomed by campaigners, who have argued against claims made by … More Good news for bees!