Before getting to something more serious I've just selected this photo I took in our garden some time ago to remind me why I keep making these posts on anything which effects the countryside around me.
Not the best wildlife photo but good enough to illustrate my point! A butterfly described as scarce in England so I was lucky to see it and have a camera nearby!
Brown Hairstreak, Thecla betulae
I've just been reading an email from Joe Burlington who runs the South Somerset Climate Action Group. Its been running for several years now and does really effective work to spread the word about Climate Change and Global Heating.
You may find his blog interesting and the groups current programme of event,talks and discussions.
Here is a link:http:// www.southsomersetclimateaction.org.uk/about/
I'll Post some more information soon.
Here is an extract from the email:
And Joe ends with this comment:
"My anger? The government and energy companies refer to ‘green subsidies’ - as though they were deplorable - rather than a feeble but necessary step in the right direction. At the same time, the fossil fuel industry is receiving tax breaks and other financial benefits that are extensive and are being increased. I have asked our MP for details. I await his response!"
Joe has been campaigning for a long time to increase awareness about all these related issues and is clearly very frustrated!