ANYONE awakened by bird song this morning should cherish the moment....
While town birds are increasing the decibels to compete with urban noise, the countryside is slipping slowly towards an eerie silence.
Many of the iconic birds whose mating calls ring out across woodlands and open fields during early May are vanishing at an alarming rate... http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease
July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water
May 10, 2013 BBC News -
CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907