Monthly Archives: May 2015

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A “tranquillity map” of England will ensure countryside is protected, says new research

Lincolnshire Wolds near Fulletby – Fur Feather & Fin

New research has stated that a national “tranquillity map” of England should be created, in order to give local councils a better chance of protecting areas of natural beauty and to defend the most important areas of natural wilderness from development. A report by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has said that ministers Continue Reading →

British Deer Society plays vital role in improving deer management

The British Deer Society Logo – Fur Feather & Fin

The British Deer Society (BDS) is well-known for promoting deer welfare and management, whilst also offering courses such as Deer Stalking Certificates 1 and 2. However, one of its lesser-known contributions is the fact it uses money raised by member subscriptions to fund scientific research. The Society aims to spend around 10 per cent of Continue Reading →

What’s On: 22, 23, 24, 25

Devon County Show Equestrian – Fur Feather & Fin

The final May Bank Holiday promises a variety of different activities across the country and also coincides with the May half term. If keeping the children entertained is a priority for you, read on! We have taken a look at a few events occurring across the nation this weekend, so why not take a look Continue Reading →

Buzzards soaring, but bees still suffering in the countryside

A common buzzard with its head turned to the right – Fur Feather and

There is both good and bad news coming out of the countryside with regards to wildlife. The number of buzzards is climbing, but sadly bees are currently suffering. Figures for buzzards have shown that the population has grown significantly, in spite of the fact that their numbers were dangerously low, as little as 50 years Continue Reading →

Monarch of the Glen estate sold for estimated £5.25 million

Front view of Balavil House as seen on Monarch of the Glen – Fur Feather & Fin

A Highland estate, where portions of the BBC series Monarch of the Glen was filmed, has been sold for an estimated £5.25 million. The Balavil Estate comprises a Georgian house and 6,800 acres of land near Kingussie. It was built by Scottish architect Robert Adam and has recently become known as “Kilwillie Castle” after the Continue Reading →

Chris Packham calls for wolves to be brought back to the British countryside

Grey Eurasian wolf – calls to bring it back to the British countryside from Chris Packham

Countryfile presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham has called for the reintroduction of wolves to the British countryside, claiming that we need predators back in our countryside in order to make it a sustainable landscape. He said humans had to live with predators in the past and there have actually been very few fatalities caused Continue Reading →

What’s On: 15, 16, 17

Dog swimming race at Paws in the Park – Fur Feather & Fin

We have taken a look at a few events happening around the country this weekend hopefully to inspire you to enjoy the lighter evenings and the great range of activities on offer all around the nation!

National Farmers’ Union welcomes “stable government”

Combine Harvester working in a field – Fur Feather & Fin

The National Farmers’ Union has welcomed the introduction of a “stable government” to the United Kingdom, thanks to policies agreeing with its own. Part of the new Government’s plans is to set new goals for British farming, with initiatives to buy, grow and sell more British food both locally and abroad, which coincides with the Continue Reading →

Pheasant shoot gun row finally resolved

Group of men going shooting with dogs

A number of Americans will be returning to take part in pheasant shoots in Shropshire, after a row surrounding the importation of their guns through Birmingham Airport has been resolved. The annual VIP trip sees around 30 Americans heading to a number of estates in Shropshire, including Hatton Grange, where they take part in pheasant Continue Reading →

Devon County Show just over a week away

Devon County Show Sheep Judging competition

One of the biggest events in county’s year, the Devon County Show, is just over a week away, taking place on 21 to the 23 May. The current home of the show is Westpoint in Exeter, which is expected to see 100,000 visitors over the course of the three days, celebrating all things Devonshire, from Continue Reading →