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Ive lived in Lanarkshire all of my 40 years, and in that time I have seen my local area change beyond all recognition, and definitely not for the better. From the appearance of massive identikit housing estates where rolling fields once rang to the song of yellowhammers, the inexorable process of urbanisation goes on as the local authorities undertake a concerted effort to eradicate every sign of nature- or so it seems. The nature- filled halcyon days of my childhood are a swiftly receding memory, replaced by the creeping horror of what is replacing them. Its important, I think, to highlight what we, as nature lovers in general and bird lovers in particular, still have, for the moment at least.

So much to offer- still

Posted Sunday 6th May 2012 at 23:56 by Green Sandpiper
Its easy to become despondent- especially if you're that way inclined- about the effect we're having on the environment. Such is the frustration of standing by and seeing the pillage of the planet. The frustration is multiplied, though, when its somewhere closer to home. Every felled tree, or new housing development in Lanarkshire casts a shadow over what should still be a place of greens, browns and blues.

However, even a quick look at site reports on websites shows that all is...
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