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please can we have a wildlife topic?

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meglet Sat 20-Jun-15 07:07:22

I can't see where to put my not-that-exciting ramblings about red kites.

a dedicated wildlife topic would be handy smile . It doesn't really go in pets / rural living / gardens.

PattiODoors Sat 20-Jun-15 07:09:02

There's The Great Outdoors I think. Hang on...

PattiODoors Sat 20-Jun-15 07:13:06


meglet Sat 20-Jun-15 07:14:12

thanks! I'd totally forgotten it was there..

Isyourclockorange Sat 20-Jun-15 07:24:25

I'd like that, too. The Great Outdoors is a bit broad, looking at it. Somewhere to post about stuff we've seen in our gardens and out and about. Our cats were fiddling about with a mole this week, I'd never seen one before and it was a lovely little thing - not exciting to most people but others might be interested.

YonicScrewdriver Sat 20-Jun-15 07:24:26

There is also a science and nature topic.

YonicScrewdriver Sat 20-Jun-15 07:27:16

I honestly don't think wildlife needs a new topic.

Isyourclockorange Sat 20-Jun-15 07:32:03

Hadn't seen that - perfect!

cozietoesie Sat 20-Jun-15 10:38:41

Those are good topics - so Thanks. I've sometimes wanted to talk about eg wild birds in the garden so they would be useful. (They might not be much used at the moment but that's all down to us isn't it?)

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sat 20-Jun-15 10:44:12

I've been considering starting a thread about raptor persecution, but wasn't too sure where. But anyway-now 5 hen harriers left in Britain. The males mysteriously vanish during nesting season, female has to abandon eggs or starve. Honestly, 5! What impact could they have now on bloody pheasant and grouse?

meglet Sat 20-Jun-15 11:40:29

is science and nature the best place then?

The great outdoors seems to be aimed at camping & hiking types.

TheSpottedZebra Sat 20-Jun-15 11:42:26

Only 5 hen harriers left? That is shocking.

cozietoesie Sat 20-Jun-15 11:44:07

I think it would be fine - and like many topics it would really be what people made of it within the broader subject ? (You might find that it's - at least initially - more than a bit slower than some other boards unless traffic picked up through interest.)

Good luck whichever you choose.

RudeBarbandCustard Sat 20-Jun-15 11:55:06

Ooh I'll join you on Science and Nature to talk wildlife.

It's what you make it I guess. I often join threads about wildlife but would be good to find a more specialist area.

Ohwhatfuckery the fate of the Hen Harrier is pretty dire isn't it. I think you're referring to this 5th Hen Harrier lost

It says that a 5th breeding pair has failed in recent times, and that there are now only a 'handful' of breeding pairs in England. There are more in Wales and Scotland, but sadly it looks like they're on the brink of being lost from England. All down to persecution.

RudeBarbandCustard Sat 20-Jun-15 11:58:05

I wanted to start a thread mourning my lovely Blue Tit family sad

I'll go over there now and start the thread, come and join me!

RudeBarbandCustard Sat 20-Jun-15 12:11:14

Here's my Blue Tit story

Come and make me feel better!


meglet Sat 20-Jun-15 12:19:36

oh sad .

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sat 20-Jun-15 16:10:23

Not according to grouse farmers lying twats. No persecution here. My arse. If anyone is interested may I suggest BAWC and the wonderful "Have you seen Henry?" Campaign.and it's not just harriers, most raptors are seen as a threat to the monoculture of grouse moors.

GerundTheBehemoth Sat 20-Jun-15 16:30:25

I'd like a dedicated wildlife topic too. I thought Science and Nature club was more to do with how to get children learning about science (and nature).

The hen harrier situation in England is utterly shameful sad

YonicScrewdriver Sat 20-Jun-15 17:52:38

Gerund, not at all - those are a few if the threads but there are things about the ISS, stats, male pill etc.

I don't think a wildlife topic would get enough traffic.

meglet Sat 20-Jun-15 18:48:22

maybe science and nature could be split?

YonicScrewdriver Sat 20-Jun-15 18:53:02

I don't think there is enough traffic to justify a split. I would rather have fewer topics used more widely tbh.

PolterGoose Sat 20-Jun-15 19:06:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Isyourclockorange Sat 20-Jun-15 19:11:32

Does it matter if it doesn't get a lot of traffic? Some areas of the site just don't.

meglet Sat 20-Jun-15 19:23:38

polter if you get stuck apparently you can email the Natural history museum and pic and they try to identify it for you.

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