A few weeks ago Jack and I visited Blakeney Point to see the seals – turns out our trip was auspiciously timed as this year turns out to be the centenary of the National Trust’s purchase of this famous sandy peninsula.
The anniversary prompted Patrick Barkham to explore the importance of nature reserves in an article in the Guardian – a subject I covered in this blog earlier in the month.
And yes they are still really important – not the whole story, not the final answer to stopping and reversing the loss of wildlife, but without them in the recent past, now and definitely in the future any meaningful attempt at hanging on to the best of our natural world would be doomed to failure.
Their role is changing and that must and will continue – nature reserves must be in the front line of our own connectedness to nature.
Oh look! A boatful of humans - they turn up regularly, aren't they funny! Photo: Andre Farrar
Good to hear that Blakeney’s Sandwich terns have had a productive breeding season – they were much in evidence on the beach.
Sandwich terns loafing on Blakeney's beach. Photo Andre Farrar
I'm still on holiday and I’m glad to say that project pond is going very well, in case you were wondering.
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