Long silence on the blogging front due to an extremely busy period of work.  I hope normal service will be resumed after half term!  However, I did want to highlight yesterday’s publication of the State of Nature report by 25 UK-based wildlife organisations, reporting that c. 60% of species in Britain have declined over recent decades.  There have been some tragic news stories around over the last couple of days, but amidst the loss of life and injury to people, the findings of this report still made me sad.