.. that's, Can wildlife and modern farming co-exits? Peter Thompson gave the answer as a resounding 'yes' - given the four Ps - Payments, People, Planning and Passion. And it's happening right here on our doorstep, with farming 'clusters' which are turning away from
ploughing on bare earth to a range of conservations measures that not only benefit farmers with increased yields, but are massively beneficial to wildlife.
Meanwhile, try the earthworm challenge that Peter issued: take a shovel-full of soil from your own garden and see how many earthworms there are in it. If you've got 16, you're Doing Your Bit!
Go to Talks/whatyoumissed for the full story, and links to the organisations spearheading green revolution.
The pages now display photos of fungi taken by members. This one by Andrew Carter - Trametes versicolour.
Please do not eat any of them.
If it's not me, Elizabeth Forbes, website editor (keen but ignorant), I'll say so.