16th August 2020 — Sheffield city nature diary by Penny Philcox

Barn Owl: Populations of this beautiful nocturnal bird were decimated in the 1950’s and 60’s by DDT and other organochlorine pesticides, before they were banned, but they are suffering in some areas again because of the conversion of suitable barns, used for nesting, and loss of corridors of long grasses and meadows in which they […]

16th August 2020 — Sheffield city nature diary by Penny Philcox
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