Reflecting on 2019

Thanks to dedicated research, we know that turtle doves are now far from the chilly UK. They have swapped the hedgerows and fields of the UK countryside for sub-Saharan Africa where you’ll find them in dense Acacia thickets where they roost and open grasslands and fields where the birds feed up. To find out more […]

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Dave Step 3 Day 9 - omage Jonny Rankin

All For The Love of a Dove

Thank you to Robert Yaxley for this update on the Dove Step 3 Challenge from Spain… As you read this, Jonny Rankin and myself with the help of support drivers Sven Wair and Malcolm Fairley will be halfway through a monumental physical walking challenge. The march from Tarifa to Gijon, crossing mainland Spain from south […]

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Wildlife heroes go the extra mile for turtle doves

Tomorrow (26th October), two wildlife heroes are going the extra mile – literally – to help support the effort to save one of England’s most threatened birds – the turtle dove. This spring Jonny Rankin, who lives in Bury St Edmunds, walked marathon distances every 24 hours for 13 days. Johnny’s fellow fundraiser, Tristan Reid, […]

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