Editorial

It is worth reading Phil Slade in http://anotherbirdblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/ringing-gold.html reporting on a ringing session at Oakenclough. As a strong advocate of increasing woodland cover in Bowland it is good to hear about the newly re-opened Woodland Creation Planning Grant details available here http://www.forestry.gov.uk/england-fif. I have just downloaded a copy of State of Nature 2016 it can be downloaded here http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/stateofnature16 .