Thursday, 8 December 2016

Around the Obs

Been playing with the trail camera on the feeders and also been baiting up an area for night camera trapping (still working out how to use the camera and messed up a load of pics last night but by the looks of it, it was very busy with what looks like small mammal action, foxes, cats and also some flying shapes). Will sort out the settings on the camera in the hope of finding out more.

Very quiet on the moth trapping front- just the odd Winter Moth and Feathered Thorn.

Got some more office equipment for the Obs office too as getting busier at work and making plans of creating a new work cell next year (will see). Certainly need to re-assess where to focus effort. Seems a waste of time putting any more effort into the community work and the Farmlands as without genuine commitment by Viridor, more interest from the locals, the conservation NGOs or support from the local authority/politicians its a very sad (also corrupt and deeply concerning situation) waste of effort. Also still no sign of any significant national socio-environmental counter movement agaisnt the rise of nationalist/capitalists threat. Certainly can't beat them locally without wider support and it gets to the point where no choice but to move forward in only directions possible. 

 Thinking on focusing more again on increasing our influence in the exclusive private area and also looking into a long term plan of land acquisition and private nature reserve development (already made some progress with this in Bulgaria but would really like to do something here). So will tweak a few things and prioritise differently but will certainly make sure things are still ticking over in the right direction round here where we can. We've got the community fund projects to apply for- will see if successful there and also still one or two campaigning options up the sleeve. 

Above (Camera trap results) 
 New kit for the Obs Office 
Winter Moth

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