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Tomorrow's Too Late

Nature and Human Nature
The Wild Side of Town
Bird-Watching
Harvest Anthem
Laura's Song
Butterfly Galliard / Falling Star
I Was The Child
Another World In The Night
Fox On The Rails /Dance Of The Starlings
Woodlands Of England
See This Lake, Son?
My Beautiful Bomb Pit
Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer
Tomorrow's Too Late
Why Have You Stolen Our Earth?
Human Nature
Stand Quite Still
If There's No Other Way
The Rockery Rock
This Blessed Plot
Don't Clear That Corner Away
Art Nouveau
Brambles on a Hill
Our Stolen Season
Good King Henry
You Never Know Where We Have Been
Harvest Will Come
Just Human Nature
The Albion River Hymn: prelude
The Albion River Hymn
Sweet Themmes Run Softly
Three Men in a Boat
Down The Stream The Swans All Glide.
Swan-Upping Song
The Sheep Shearing Song
The Building of Our Bridge
Twickenham Ferry
Letters
Still On The Wild Side of Town
Rumour Hill
Life on the River
Horse Music
Yellow Taxi / New Jerusalem
Dragonfly
Lemady / Arise and Pick a Posy
Foxy Comes to Town
The Wind in The Willows
John Moore (1907-1967)
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Gilbert White (1720-1793)
Landlines

Now You See Them

Dormouse

Many British mammals have suffered dramatic declines in numbers, particularly in the last century. If enough isn't done soon, extinction is not a question of if but when.Of the 66 mammal species that are ordinarily or seasonally found in the UK, several have experienced dramatic declines in recent years. The big ten that wildlife experts have highlighted as the most at risk are:

  1. Water vole
  2. Red squirrel
  3. Wildcat
  4. Pine marten
  5. Greater horseshoe bat
  6. Barbastelle bat
  7. Bechstein's bat
  8. Bottle-nosed dolphin
  9. Harbour porpoise
  10. Northern right whale

A healthy environment is important to all mammals, including humans. Therefore, mammals serve as excellent indicators of the quality and health of our environment. If their world is disappearing or being degraded, it makes sense to investigate whether their loss has implications for us.

There are somethings that should be heeded.
(from Aardman Animation)

red squirrel [click for larger image]

 annual surveys are showing an
alarming decline in hedgehog
numbers in the UK. They have
decreased by as much as 50%
in some areas in the last few years.
The reasons for their decline are
not certain. Road death and predation
by badgers are well documented but
between them cannot account for the
dramatic losses that  are now seen

while not endangered yet,
the red squirrel's status
is being carefully monitored
Peoples Trust for Endangered Species
helps you to sift the facts
 

water voles may be the UK's
 most rapidly declining mammal

tomorrow's too late

The decline of the barn owl's
habitat in the United Kingdom
continues to be a problem as
a result of road construction
schemes, land drainage and
the loss of farm buildings.
 

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