THIS SATURDAY’S WALK [SEPT 4] – “DISAPPEARING WILDLIFE” – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM]

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

“DISAPPEARING WILDLIFE” BY DAVID MOON [COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER] – CRAWLEY MUSEUM NEWSLETTER – SPRING & SUMMER 2021 [PART 1 & 2]

 

David Moon

 

“The steady accumulation of wildlife records, over a long period by local naturalists, gives a truer picture of what can be lost in the spurious name of ‘development’ from their areas of countryside. This contrasts sharply with the cursory survey methods used by English Nature to support Homes England in its often lawless and usually destructive actions. My indignation at the way in which these quangos operate across our green and pleasant land is best expressed, perhaps, by the protest poem which follows” ~ David Moon

 

“DEVELOPMENT DELUSION – A PERSONAL VIEW”

BY DAVID MOON

 

Beware the developers’ technique,

Which makes the future very bleak

For conservation everywhere,

When they untruthfully declare

That Nature’s numbers will increase

[Hoping protests quickly cease]

With habitats removed galore –

Ancient woodland and much more.

 

The soulless, profit most in mind,

Like – oh so many of their kind,

Assure us all it’s really fine

That wildlife, now in steep decline,

Has gained, not lost – but what pretence!

To believe this true shows lack of sense,

For lying is there stock-in-trade,

While lockdown made us quite afraid

To venture out into the sticks

Those ‘gainst nature upped their tricks,

And Woodland Trust turned to Dismay

When HS2, in its covert way,

Made Spring, not Autumn, its real aim,

So birdlife suffered just the same

With nesting sites much sooner gone

As woods went AWOL, one by one

And bullish B.J.’s ‘Build! Build! Build!

Will simply mean more wildlife killed.

 

And though it may seem so essential

To play at claiming green credentials

The biodiverse facts remain

That all that’s lost just can’t be gain!

 

 

 

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