A buzzard soaring over Lakeland with light breaking through the clouds. C.Paxton image and copyright.

A buzzard soaring over the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site with light breaking through the clouds, magnificent even in rough weather. C.Paxton image and copyright.

Check out this very promising speech on the future of our natural environment by Secretary of State Michael Gove to WWF that sets the tone for a Green Brexit that will promote biodiversity. I like the ambitions expressed:

“Now, I am an environmentalist first because I care about the fate of fellow animals, and I draw inspiration from nature and I believe that we need beauty in our lives as much as we need food and shelter. We can never be fully ourselves unless we recognise that we are shaped by forces, biological and evolutionary, that tie us to this earth that we share with others even as we dream of capturing the heavens.



By Charles Paxton, unconnected in any way to the Conservative Party and unpaid for this article.